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Is an Oral Surgery a Major Surgery?

Posted on 12/1/2023 by Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
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Minor surgeries are simple and easy procedures. They involve a small area and are not very invasive. These surgeries do not involve deep cuts or complicated steps. They do not take long to perform, and patients recover fast. After minor surgery, you can go home soon. The recovery period is usually quick.

For minor surgeries, local anesthesia is used to numb only the area being treated. You usually do not need to be put to sleep with sedation or general anesthesia because these surgeries are simple and not very painful.

What Is Major Surgery?

Major surgeries are complex procedures. They require general anesthesia and assisted breathing. The patient is usually unconscious during the entire process. Major surgeries involve large body cavities, which are opened for various purposes like reconstruction or organ removal. This can lead to severe bleeding; hence, careful monitoring is needed.

Major surgeries are riskier than minor ones. They can take longer to heal, lead to more complications, and need more care afterward. People having major surgery might need more supervision and help during and after the procedure because of the higher risks.

Common Oral Surgeries


Tooth extractions are very common. A tooth can be removed if it is damaged due to injury, disease, or decay. Impacted or crowded wisdom teeth also need extraction. Besides, if wisdom teeth partially emerge or harm the nearby teeth, they require removal.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implant surgery is for replacing missing teeth. It puts a metal screw in your jaw to hold a tooth or bridge that resembles your natural teeth.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery fixes jaw and teeth alignment issues. It can relieve pain and improve jaw function. This surgery also helps with gum health, sleep apnea, speech, and facial appearance.

Cosmetic Surgery

Oral surgeons can fix problems with your face bones, jaw, or facial tissues. This makes you look better and enhances function. Contact us today for any questions about oral surgery.

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