A frenulectomy helps a tongue tied patient and oral surgery after accidental trauma to a teeth bridge

Photos on oral surgery cases include tongue tied and accidents created in our Extraction Oral Surgery office.

tongue-tied treatment surgery, frenulectomy
Treatment of a tongue-tied patient. The top photos were taken before treatment and the bottom photos were taken following a frenulectomy. A frenulectomy is a conservative procedure, typically performed by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, that involves cutting the lingual frenum to allow more movement of the tongue.
Oral Surgery dental oral and maxillofacial surgeon dental bridge complications how to hemisection
Oral surgery treatment following accidental trauma to a teeth bridge. 1) The initial xray showing the three teeth bridge and severe damage to the second premolar tooth. 2) The second molar tooth has a furcation involvement and thickening of the periodontal ligament space – pdl space – around the mesial root. The second premolar tooth and the mesial root of the second molar were extracted. 3) Photo following wound healing. The patient declined dental implants and wanted a new longer span fixed dental bridge. 4) Radiographic healing of the distal root of the second molar after six weeks. Sometimes – even in this age of dental implants – there is still value in saving individual roots of molar teeth.
Oral Surgery dental oral and maxillofacial surgeon Extraction teeth Impaction tooth Osseous Surgery
Extraction of two impacted teeth by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. How to pictures: 1) Xray radiograph shows the double impaction of teeth # 1 and 2. Photos 2) – 6) Different views showing the large osseous defect in bone and the significant exposure of the distal furcation of the first molar tooth. 7) – 8) The bone defect is packed with a freeze-dried bone graft and gelfoam.
Oral Surgery dental oral and maxillofacial surgeon Forced Eruption, Orthodontics, Impaction braces
An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Orthodontist work together on the treatment of the orthodontic eruption of a palatally-impacted canine tooth. 1) Starting x-ray. 2) Starting photo. 3) and 4) Pictures show eleven months after the surgical exposure of the canine tooth.