Most of the patients are afraid of oral surgery. However oral surgery sometimes is the only possibility to eliminate infections or diseases referring to teeth, gums or jawbone.
The experienced oral surgeons at the dental practice Dr. Fichna & Kollegen in Ansbach are concerned of conservative treatments.
Local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia
In our dental practice patients have the choice of local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. General anesthesia is recommended for critical patients with severe illnesses or dental treatment phobia. However general anesthesia or sedation is not covered by medicare (health insurance) at all the times, leaving the costs for the patient him-/herself.
Coverage by the Tricare Dental Program is only indicated in special cases.
In Germany we have special indications for patients who cannot be treated in local anesthesia.
- Children under the age of three
- Children up to the age of twelve with no compliance in earlier treatments (has to be documented)
- Patients with physical handicaps or mental retardation
- Patients with dental treatment phobia with ICD-10, F40.2
- Severe clinical evidence (Trauma, abscess-forming infections, treatments of the maxillary sinus due to maxillary sinusitis or late luxation of TMJ)
What is important for oral surgery treatment?
The first step in oral surgery in oral surgery treatment is a consultation, patients should bring existing x-rays for this appointment. After surgical elucidation and you informed consent we will schedule an appointment for surgery.
On the day of surgery you should bring someone with you, because you are not allowed to drive afterwards to the anesthesia.
Types of oral surgery
- Dental implants and bone grafts in the context of Implantology
- Removal of wisdom teeth
- Root amputations
- Periodontics and periodontal surgery (flap surgery, mucosa grafts, etc.)
- Cone Beam Imaging (DVT)
- Tooth extractions
- Removal of odontogenic cysts
- Excision of benign tumors
- Maxillary sinus surgery
- Maxillary sinus grafts
- Excision of frenula on the upper or lower lip and tongue
- Pre-Prosthodontic surgery
- Complete dental rehabilitations
After the treatment you will get advice for the conduct after oral surgery and an information leaflet on which you will find an emergency number, so you can contact us even beyond opening hours if needed.