Maxillofacial and oral surgery in Los Algodones, Mexico

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dentistry and surgical specialty, oriented to solve the pathologies that could affect the oral cavity, face, neck, and head. This specialty includes the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and may affect tissue function in these regions.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes an extensive range of procedures, as it works in a very complex anatomical area. Some interventions that may require this type of surgery can be as simple as the extraction of wisdom teeth, bone grafts, and dental implants; reaching more complex procedures as orthognathic surgery, which seeks to restore harmony of the face correcting the jaw position.

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Procedures of oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery encompasses different procedures, some more common than others. These are some of the general procedures of this specialty:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery and periodontics (gums and teeth).
  • Treatment of infections involving bone and soft tissues of the head and neck.
  • Crani-maxillofacial trauma.
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Orthognathic-orthopedic surgery. Correction of the jaw and occlusion problems, like anteroposterior, vertical, or transverse discrepancies.
  • Cervic facial infectious diseases, such as facial and neck boils and abscesses.
  • Tumor removal.
  • Oral pathology.
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In Dental Solutions Los Algodones, Mexico, we have a team of high-class dental specialists and state-of-the-art technology to perform these surgical procedures.

Wisdom teeth extraction

Tooth extractions are one of the most common oral surgeries, especially wisdom teeth extraction.

In this procedure, one or the four teeth are extracted from the back of the mouth. When these teeth start to develop without enough space to emerge they can cause pain, inflammation, infection, push the surrounding teeth affecting occlusion, or even cause problems in the jaw joint. Wisdom teeth extraction surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of each patient’s case.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the best ways to restore missing teeth, they offer natural looking and very good long-term results. In this surgery, your dentist must place titanium implants in the jawbone that can hold artificial teeth made out of porcelain, zirconia, or other materials. Depending on the number of missing teeth that the patient needs to replace, our specialist Dr. Xochipilli Bojorquez may suggest a procedure such as All-On-4, which allows restoring the whole upper or lower teeth by placing just 4 implants.

Bone grafts

A bone graft is a surgical procedure to reestablish jaw bone in patients who have lost its density for some reason. This surgery is usually part of the treatment of dental implants because it is common for patients with missing teeth to suffer from the recession of the dental bone.

In this surgery, your doctor must remove a piece of bone from another part of your body and graft it in the jaw section that needs it. This surgery has a healing process of about 6 months and then the dentist can place a dental implant.

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How to prepare for the surgery

Since each of the oral surgery procedures is different, the preparation can vary. However, these tips will help you prepare in most cases.

Ask your doctor about the healing process: In all oral surgeries, the patient must have rest for at least the first 24 hours. Depending on the type of surgery, the rest should be for a few days or a few weeks. Be sure to ask your dentist so you can organize yourself if you will need to miss work or school.

Quit smoking: Smoking can complicate maxillofacial surgery and recovery, so if you smoke, it is best not to do so for at least a few weeks before and after the procedure. Ideally, after such surgery, the patient should completely stop smoking.

Ask somebody to come to the dental center with you: After the surgery, you will need somebody to drive you home, so ask a friend or family member to come with you to Los Algodones. Another option will be to stay in town for one night after the treatment; let our staff know if you’re interested in doing this so we can advise you on the best lodging options.

Ask your dentist if you can eat before the procedure: In some cases, you will have to fast before the procedure, ask your doctor if that will be necessary and what should you eat the night before. Also, if you take some medications, ask if you can take them before the surgery.

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Oral surgery aftercare

As before, depending on the surgery, the aftercare may change. Your oral surgeon will explain in detail everything you need to do after the procedure.

These are some of the things you should do after oral or maxillofacial surgery.

  • Your doctor will prescribe you some medications to relieve pain such as ibuprofen; you may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • Eat only soft foods for the first 48 hours after surgery. Avoid eating food or drinks that are too hot or too cold.
  • To relieve pain and reduce swelling, ice the outside of the jaw.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, don’t lift weights, and sleep with your head slightly raised to avoid bleeding.
  • Keep the oral hygiene to avoid infections or complications, but for the first few days do not vigorously rinse your mouth or touch the wound with the toothbrush.
  • Attend all your dental appointments after surgery to check that the healing process is going well.

 

By following these indications and any other suggested by your surgeon, you will be able to recover from your surgery and improve your oral health.

Meet our surgeon, Dr. Xochipilli Bojorquez

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Dr. Xochipilli Bojorquez is a well-known implant dentistry specialist who has studied at renowned institutions around the world. She began her professional career working in the best dental clinics in Mexico and now has her own dental clinic in Los Algodones Baja California, where, along with her team of first-class dentists, offer you all types of procedures to restore your simile at the best price.

Dental Solutions Los Algodones aim to provide the best diagnosis, study, and treatment options for each patient, taking as premises individual and personal attention, along with the experience of the best-qualified professionals using the latest technology that will ensure successful results.

In Dental Solutions Los Algodones we are leaders in dental tourism, part of the American Dental Association and Medical Tourism Association and we will be happy to receive you in Baja California to offer you the best dental care. Contact us to make your first appointment.

Reasons to visit Los Algodones Mexico for oral surgery

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Los Algodones is a border town in Baja California, visited by those looking for quality dental work. 

These are some of the reasons why you should visit our dental clinic in Mexico:

  • We offer high-class services and attention, thanks to our team of doctors and the best technological equipment.
  • We use top-quality materials to make dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and any other treatment to restore your smile.
  • Our prices are up to 80% lower than in the USA or Canada.

 

Make your appointment and have a beautiful smile again with us. 

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Our Dental Implants Prices

Implant Procedures

  • Std. Titanium Implant (Implant Only)
    $750
  • Std. Implant Crown + Abutment
    $450
  • Sinus Lifting
    $700 – $1,190
  • Bone Graft
    $400
  • Implant Supported Denture (Removable-With 2 Implants)
    $3,250
  • Implant Supported Denture (Removable-With 3 Implants)
    $3,990
  • All on Four – Implants & acrylic bridge
    $8,900
  • All on Six – Implants & acrylic bridge
    $11,100
  • All on Eight – Implants & acrylic bridge
    $13,300
  • Composite Filling
    $45
  • Simple Extraction
    $50
  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
    $180


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