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Emergency Procedures in OMS

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Wheaton Oral Surgery
concerned patient discussing her tooth pain with her dentist while sitting in a dental chairOral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) undergo extensive training to handle dental emergencies competently. They can quickly diagnose and treat various urgent conditions related to the mouth, jaws, face, and neck. Knowing the emergency procedures commonly performed by oral surgeons can help you seek prompt care when required.

Tooth Extractions

Oral surgeons perform tooth extractions on an emergency basis when trauma causes severe displacement or fracture of teeth. They may also extract infected teeth in cases of a dental abscess to immediately relieve pain and prevent the further spread of infection.

Treatment of Facial Trauma

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons promptly treat facial injuries from accidents, sports, or violence. They are also trained to provide emergency care for facial cuts, broken bones, knocked-out teeth, and head or neck injuries. Quick action restores appearance and function.

Control of Bleeding

Uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth from extractions, surgery, or trauma requires urgent care. OMS can stop bleeding by cauterization, suturing, applying pressure, using hemostatic agents, or vascular embolization procedures.

Infection Management

Infections like tooth abscesses and cellulitis of the mouth can be dental emergencies. They can spread quickly. Oral surgeons will drain these infections using surgery and give antibiotics to stop the infection from spreading to important tissues and spaces in the body.

Biopsy of Mouth Lesions

If there are suspicious-looking lesions or sores in the mouth, oral surgeons can do an emergency biopsy. This test checks for oral cancer. Getting the biopsy results fast is very important for diagnosing cancer early and starting treatment on time.

Treatment of TMJ Dislocation

Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint is extremely painful and requires prompt reduction. OMS manipulates the dislocated jaw back into proper alignment and provides aftercare instructions for TMJ dislocation.

Oral surgeons have the specialized skills and experience required to handle urgent dental situations efficiently. Do not hesitate to contact an oral surgeon for prompt care in case of a mouth or facial emergency.
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