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Oral surgery 

Oral surgery
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Oral surgery
Author(s):

David A. Mitchell

, Laura Mitchell

, and Lorna McCaul

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199679850.003.0009
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date: 22 January 2020

Contents. Principles of surgery of the mouth. Asepsis and antisepsis. Forceps, elevators, and other instruments. The extraction of teeth. Complications of extracting teeth. Post-operative bleeding. Suturing. Dento-alveolar surgery: bisphosphonates. Dento-alveolar surgery: removal of roots. Dento-alveolar surgery: removal of unerupted teeth. Dento-alveolar surgery: removal of third molars. Dento-alveolar surgery: coronectomy. Dento-alveolar surgery: third-molar technique. Dento-alveolar surgery: apicectomy. Dento-alveolar surgery: other aids to endodontics. Dento-alveolar surgery: helping the orthodontist. Dento-facial infections. Biopsy. Cryosurgery. Non-tumour soft-tissue lumps in the mouth. Non-tumour hard-tissue lumps. Cysts of the jaws. Benign tumours of the mouth. The maxillary antrum. Minor preprosthetic surgery. Implantology. Lasers. Minimally invasive surgery.

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