Dentists can do a large number of surgical interventions in mouth. The term minor oral surgery refers to smaller operations & include the following .
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Periapical surgeries like apicectomy
- Preprosthetic surgeries
- Small cyst Enucleation
Impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. If the wisdom teeth erupt properly & surrounding gums are healthy, then these wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. In any case if the wisdom teeth are prevented from properly erupting with in the mouth, extraction of wisdom teeth becomes necessary. When these wisdom teeth gets partially erupted the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow, causing an infection which will result in stiffness, pain& illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth & disrupt the natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when the tumours or cysts form around impacted wisdom tooth resulting in destruction of jaw bone & healthy teeth. Removal of offending impacted tooth usually resolves these problems.