What is a jaw traumatology operation?
Cavities that contain fluid that can form in the lower or upper jawbone or soft tissue are called masses. They can be dental or developmental in origin. They expand and grow in the area they are in and can cause swelling, pain, vibration, or displacement in the surrounding teeth. The diagnosis of masses is made through radiological, clinical, and histopathological examinations. Surgical treatment of masses is necessary because unremoved masses can grow over time and damage surrounding tissue. Non-invasive masses can grow to large sizes and cause problems such as infection, pain, melting or fracture of the jawbone, and numbness due to compression of the nerve.
Odontogenic masses are generally benign, slow-growing formations. However, if they do not intervene in a timely manner, they can grow to very large sizes and damage normal anatomical spaces such as sinuses, nasal cavities, and nerves, or show signs of malignancy (turning into malignant tumors).What is jaw mass surgery and can it be performed under general anesthesia?
Root canal treatment is first performed on the teeth that were associated with the mass during the examination. After the gums in the area of the mass have been numbed with anesthetic gels, it is again anesthetized extremely painlessly with digital anesthesia. The gum line is removed from where it is easiest to reach the mass and the mass is achieved by removing the least amount of bone possible. It is cleaned of all edges and closed with stitches and the remaining healthy bone is allowed to heal. If the mass has not been ignited before, bone powder is added to help it heal faster. The removed piece should be examined in the pathology laboratory. Jaw masses that turn out to be very large should be removed under general anesthesia. During examination, your doctor will decide how the procedure will be performed.Is jaw traumatology painful?
Jaw traumatology is no different from tooth extraction and implantation procedures. It is performed painlessly with effective and sufficient anesthesia. Then, as with other surgical procedures, antibiotics, pain relievers, and antiseptic mouthwashes recommended by your doctor are used. A comfortable recovery and healing process is supported with frequent checks.