Extractions and pre-prosthetic surgery
With modern dental techniques, it is possible to maintain the teeth even after their extensive destruction or loss of periodontal tissues. However, extraction is sometimes required, a procedure which is usually simple and without any inconvenience to the patient. In some cases, such as in the impacted third molars, the extraction is a little more complicated and a small surgical procedure is required. Another area of minor oral surgery is the arrangement of the alveolar ridge before the application of dentures, either during the extraction of teeth or later. The techniques commonly applied are the alveoloplasty and vestibulum plasty.