Tooth Extraction and Minor Oral Surgery
Tooth extraction and minor oral surgery are common dental procedures that are often necessary to address a variety of dental issues. While the thought of dental surgery can be intimidating, understanding what to expect before, during, and after the procedure can help to ease any anxieties and ensure a smooth recovery.
Simple Tooth Extraction
Simple tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from the mouth with minimal trauma and without the need for extensive surgical procedures. It is typically performed under local anesthesia by a dentist or oral surgeon.
Minor Oral Surgery (MOS)
Minor oral surgery refers to surgical procedures that are performed in the oral cavity (mouth) and are generally simpler and less invasive than major oral surgeries. A common example of minor oral surgery is the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth.
These procedures are generally performed under local anesthesia, and patients can usually go home the same day. Recovery time varies depending on the procedure, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week.
While minor oral surgery is generally safe and effective, there are risks associated with any surgical procedure, including bleeding, infection, and damage to surrounding tissue. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of any surgical procedure with their dentists before undergoing treatment.