Dental surgery in MedellIn

Oral surgery professionals at MDE Care

Looking for an expert in dental surgery? At MDE Care, we offer you treatments in Medellín with a team of highly trained and committed specialists to provide satisfactory results that exceed your expectations. With exceptional care and advanced techniques, we are here to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the entire process – schedule a consultation today and find out how we can help you!

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What is dental surgery?

Dental surgery is a field of dentistry that focuses on surgical procedures performed on the oral cavity and maxillofacial structures. The main goal of dental surgery is to treat and correct dental and maxillofacial problems that cannot be addressed by non-surgical treatments, such as dental restoration or periodontal therapy. These procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the process.

Types of Dental Surgery

At MDE Care you can find professionals working on various types of dental surgeries that address a variety of dental needs and problems, including:

Dental extractions:

Procedure to remove damaged, infected or impacted teeth.

Dental implant placement:

To replace missing teeth, titanium implants are inserted into the maxillary or mandibular bone.

Gum (periodontal)

Treatment for gum disease, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, including periodontal pocket reduction and bone regeneration procedures.

Braces surgery:

To correct problems with labial or lingual braces that can affect oral function and esthetics.

Orthognathic surgery:

Corrects bite problems and facial malformations by surgically repositioning the jaw bones.

Reconstructive surgery:

Used to reconstruct the jaw or palate after trauma, congenital defects or previous surgery.

Pre-prosthetic surgery

Prepares the mouth for dentures, such as removal of soft tissue or bone to improve the fit of the denture.

Maxillary sinus surgery:

To elevate the maxillary sinus and create space for the placement of dental implants in the posterior region of the upper jaw.

When is maxillofacial surgery necessary?

Maxillofacial surgery is considered necessary in a variety of situations, which may include congenital malformations, traumatic injuries, bite problems, facial deformities, sinus disease, tumors or cysts in the maxillofacial region, and severe temporomandibular disorders. It is also used to correct aesthetic problems, such as facial asymmetries. Surgery may be recommended by a dentist, orthodontist, otolaryngologist or maxillofacial surgeon, depending on the nature of the problem and the need for surgical intervention to restore function, aesthetics and health to the maxillofacial region.

Stages of dental surgery

The procedure may vary according to the type of treatment and the individual needs of the patient, requiring several stages in order to ensure a successful oral surgery and a complete recovery.

The dentist performs a thorough examination of the mouth and facial structures, along with review of medical history and x-rays, to determine the need and feasibility of surgery.

A customized treatment plan is developed that includes the specific steps of the procedure, associated risks and benefits, and anesthesia options.

Prior to surgery, the specialist provides instructions on diet, medications and postoperative care, as well as the administration of anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.

Surgery is performed according to the established treatment plan, which may include extractions, implant placement, periodontal surgery, among other interventions.

After surgery, detailed instructions on wound care, medication, diet and oral hygiene are provided to facilitate recovery and prevent complications.

Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing, make necessary adjustments and evaluate the long-term success of the procedure.

Why do a dental surgery procedure in Medellin?

At MDE Care we have high level professionals in the city of Medellin, who work on oral health through specialized procedures after a proper dental evaluation, where the type of oral surgery is determined according to the specific needs of each patient.

Using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, MDE Care professionals can evaluate the best course of action to provide effective solutions to patients with the least possible harm to the welfare of our patients.

What are the benefits of oral surgery?

Dental surgery offers a number of significant benefits to the patient’s oral and general health. These benefits include effective resolution of dental and maxillofacial problems, such as extractions to relieve pain and prevent infection, correction of malocclusions to improve oral function, and treatment of periodontal disease to restore gum health. In addition, oral surgery can improve facial and dental aesthetics, restore proper oral function and prevent serious complications.

MDE Care support and MDE CARE experience

At MDE Care we take care that professionalism, science and knowledge are always accompanied by a great human quality to give patients the greatest peace of mind and to make them feel comfortable under our care.

At MDE Care, we focus on providing quality care that is distinguished by its personalization, professionalism and understanding towards our patients. Our goal is to provide an outstanding healthcare experience, ensuring your well-being and satisfaction at every moment.

We are happy to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

This certification ensures that our team is adequately trained to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care, meeting the highest international standards for medical care. This achievement further reinforces our commitment to provide world-class care to all of our patients.

MDE Care Specialists

At MDECare, our dentists recognize the crucial importance of the dental office experience, and understand that it goes beyond mere treatment. Our goal is to ensure that every visit to our dental practice is comfortable and satisfying, thus providing comprehensive, quality care that addresses both the clinical and emotional needs of those who place their trust in us.

  • Dr. Juan Nicolás Gómez
  • Dr. Julián Giraldo

Frequently asked questions about dental surgery

Dental surgery is recommended when dental or maxillofacial problems cannot be effectively treated with non-surgical methods, such as fillings, root canals or periodontal treatments. Situations that may require surgery include extraction of impacted teeth, placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, surgical corrections of the jaw to treat severe malocclusions, and removal of cysts or tumors in the mouth. In cases of severe facial trauma or congenital deformities, surgery may be necessary to restore facial function and aesthetics.

To properly prepare for dental surgery, it is important to follow the instructions of your dentist or oral surgeon. This may include having pre-operative tests, such as X-rays or blood work, and refraining from eating or drinking for a specified period of time before the procedure if necessary. In addition, it is crucial to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking, including supplements and vitamins, as some may interfere with surgery. It is also important to follow postoperative instructions, such as getting adequate rest, avoiding alcohol and tobacco use, and maintaining good oral hygiene to facilitate recovery.

Recovery time after dental surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the individual patient's response. In general, initial recovery can be expected to last from a few days to a week. During this time, it is common to experience swelling, discomfort and possibly some bleeding. However, most patients are able to resume normal activities within a few days, although more time may be needed for a full recovery, especially in cases of more extensive or complex surgeries.

Risks and complications associated with dental surgery may include postoperative infections, excessive bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, damage to surrounding tissues such as nerves or blood vessels, and wound healing problems. It is important to follow postoperative instructions and communicate any concerns to the dentist or surgeon to mitigate these risks.

During a dental surgery procedure, you can expect to receive local or general anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. During surgery, the medical team will make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. After the procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, discomfort and minor bleeding. You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site and manage pain. You can expect the swelling and discomfort to gradually decrease over the next few days, and you may be required to attend follow-up appointments to ensure proper recovery.

The main difference lies in the invasive nature of the treatment. Oral surgery involves procedures that require incisions in the soft or hard tissues of the mouth, such as tooth extractions, dental implant placement or gum surgery. On the other hand, non-surgical dental procedures include treatments that do not require incisions or surgery, such as fillings, dental cleanings, root canals and teeth whitening. The choice between oral surgery and non-surgical procedures depends on the nature and severity of the dental problem.

Orthodontic Testimonials in MDE Care

My daughter has received excellent care from Dr. Juan Nicolas. It was very important to have a pediatric dentist from the early years to reduce the natural fears that children have to dentistry and to generate in my daughter a confidence in her doctor. Also that as parents we can be informed every step of the way
Juan David Mejía
“Our deepest thanks to Dr. Nicolás, who returned (literally) the smile to our daughter Violeta. In summary: our daughter had teeth (especially the upper ones) with cavities, from 4 years old they began to depigment and gradually turned black until they almost seemed toothless. We went to many places but none of them gave us a solution, they just said that it was necessary to operate. As a last option, friends whom we hold in high regard recommended Dr. Nicolás, and we decided to start treatment with him. He was always honest with us. Treatment and commitment were needed, but thanks to this, today my daughter, who is now 7 years old, can smile without shame, feels good, and is with her teeth very healthy. We truly thank the doctor and recommend him 1000% 🥰”
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Looking for an expert in dental surgery? At MDE Care, we offer you treatments in Medellín with a team of highly trained and committed specialists to provide satisfactory results that exceed your expectations. With exceptional care and advanced techniques, we are here to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the entire process - schedule a consultation today and find out how we can help you!

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