What is dentoalveolar surgery?
The term dentoalveolar surgery is a term used to encompass all minor oral surgery, i.e. surgery of the teeth and jaw bones.
Why do I need dentoalveolar surgery?
Surgery to the jaws and soft tissues of the mouth can involve procedures to assist orthodontic treatment (tooth straightening), to assist endodontic therapy (root canal therapy), to assist in wearing dentures (pre-prosthetic surgery) or to treat pathology or infections.
What does the procedure involve?
Your surgeon will discuss with you the particulars of your case.
Will it be painful?
Surgical procedures are performed under local or general anaesthetic so should not be painful but painkillers and antibiotics will be prescribed for use during recovery.