DENTAL SURGERY

IMI Clinic

Oral surgery is a medical discipline that deals with dental problems that require a surgical approach.

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These problems may include the following:

  • The extraction of teeth that are impacted or partially impacted: in some cases, due to lack of sufficient space in the dental arch. Some teeth (especially wisdom teeth) remain partially or completely submerged in the bone or gums meaning they grow incorrectly.
  • Apicectomy: the resection of the final portion of a root that cannot be treated with conventional methods.
  • Maxillary sinus elevation.
  • Removal of cysts or tumours from the oral cavity.
  • Also forming part of this medical discipline is implantology operations for odonto-prosthetic and periodontal purposes, carried out via surgical access (such as curettage or open root planing).

Microscopy and laser for oral surgery

Today oral surgery makes use of important devices such as the surgical microscope and laser. The surgical microscope is increasingly used as an aid in surgery. Fundamentally in  dentistry, it enables minimally invasive surgical access to the area to be treated, as well as greater precision, increased visual accessibility to difficult areas (the top wisdom teeth and root apexes of the upper and lowers posterior sectors), protection of adjacent anatomical structures (nervo alveolaris inferioris, maxillary sinus) and the complete removal of all materials used during treatment.The microscope makes it possible for clinician and patient to obtain safer and more predictable results in terms of healing and post-op discomfort.

The use of laser in oral surgery complies with all requirements of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Small incisions
  • Minimal trauma of the tissues treated
  • Possibility of treating extremely small – and hard to reach – areas of tissue
  • Elimination or reduction of the use of injectable anaesthetics
  • No bleeding
  • Decontamination of the surgical site during treatment.

With the use of laser technology, the operating field is very precise and only involves the soft tissues to be treated (without damaging the surrounding tissues). In the majority of cases stiches are not necessary and operating times are considerably shorter. The surgical microscope and high-power lasers are used by IMI Clinic to ensure minimally-invasive and less painful oral surgery for patients. Healing times are also drastically reduced.

IMI Clinic’s approach to oral surgery is highly technical. Tissue engineering, lasers, microscopes and 3D X-rays are used daily to provide patients with medical excellence in the dental field and limit the discomfort linked to the post-op period as much as possible.

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