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Oral Tumors: How are they diagnosed and what is the treatment?

 

Jaw tumors are rare growths or lesions that form on the jaw or soft tissues of the mouth and face.

Tumors and cysts of the jaw, sometimes called odontogenic tumors and cysts, can vary greatly in size and severity, these growths are generally benign, but can be aggressive and invade surrounding bones and tissues, and travel to the teeth .

 

 

  • Hereditary
  • Congenital
  • Traumatic

  • Embryonic
 

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How to deal with oral tumors

The diagnostic procedures that the doctor performs on patients suffering from oral tumors, have the objective of obtaining more information about it and to know what treatment they should receive. The procedures can be:

 

Diagnostic Studies:

Estos se realizan por medio de imágenes como radiografías, TC o IRM.

Biopsy: 

A sample of cells from the tumor or cyst is removed for laboratory tests.

As soon as the results are obtained, a treatment can be suggested, which varies, depending on the type of lesion, the growth stage and the symptoms, although it generally involves surgical intervention and later oncological treatment if it is carcinogenic.

During surgery, the tumor or cyst in the jaw, which may include nearby teeth, tissue, and the jaw, is removed and sent to the laboratory for examination.

 

Other treatments may include reconstruction of the jaw or other structures, drug treatment for certain types of tumors and cysts of the jaw, as well as supportive care to help maintain a better quality of life, including assistance with nutrition, speech , swallowing and replacement of missing teeth.

It is worth mentioning that it is very important that if there is any abnormality in the mouth, it is important be seen on time with a Maxillofacial Surgeon, acting as soon as possible can save a patient's life.

 

Writen by: Dr. Jorge Rodríguez CisnerosDR. JORGE RODRÍGUEZ CISNEROS

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON CERTIFIED IN TIJUANA, MEXICO    

The importance of Wisdom Teeth Extraction

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction consists of surgically removing, by means of flap, osteotomy and in some cases by means of odontosection, the included or impacted third molars.

 

When is it necessary to have wisdom teeth extracted?

 

When there is discomfort, pain, dental crowding due to the pressure exerted by third molars or wisdom teeth or due to the irregular position of the jaws.

In other cases, if it is found that the teeth are impacted, they must be extracted as soon as possible, since it is impossible to know when the complications that will arrive at the time such as inflammation, pain, infections, bad breath, displacement of neighboring teeth, etc.

Patients under 14 years of age are not suitable for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, in case there is a cystic lesion, tumor or very severe pain in very isolated cases.

The risks during the procedure may or may not occur, since there may be unusual bleeding, that is, hemorrhage, postoperative infection, this being somewhat atypical, but it can occur, which is why it is very important to see a specialist.

 

Why see a Maxillofacial Surgeon for wisdom tooth removal?

 

The Maxillofacial Surgeon has the necessary knowledge and preparation of both the oral cavity and everything related to the soft and hard tissues of the face.

He knows perfectly the anatomy of the face and the structures such as nerves, blood vessels and bone tissue, which allows him to carry out a procedure with the highest safety in the event of any unforeseen event. Which added to the fact that wisdom tooth surgeries are in less time and the follow-up of the recovery is highly monitored by the specialist.

The recommended care is based on relative rest, a liquid and soft diet, with which the inflammation usually lasts approximately five days.

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Writen by: Dr. Jorge Rodríguez CisnerosDR. JORGE RODRÍGUEZ CISNEROS

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON CERTIFIED IN TIJUANA, MEXICO

 

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