Hello guys! How is dental life treating you so far? Well, I hope you all are doing well.
Being a dentist, to begin with you must know the basics. Right? So let’s begin.
WHAT MAKES YOU GOOD AT ORAL SURGERY?
To be a good oral surgeon isn’t a piece of cake for sure, but it isn’t impossible too if you keep certain things on your finger tips. So here you go!
The basic necessities for surgery includes:
- Adequate visibility (proper access, good light and surgical field free from blood etc)
- Assistance ( a properly trained assistant familiar with the procedures)
To start with, every surgical procedure begins with an incision. What makes you achieve a proper incision?
>A sharp blade of proper size.
> A firm, continuous stroke.
> Avoid cutting vital structures when incising.
> The blade should be held perpendicular (90°) to the epithelial surface.
>Incisions should be placed over attached gingiva and healthy bone rather than free gingiva etc.
Secondly, for surgical flaps:
*Base should always be wider than the apex.
*The width of the flap should be more than its length.
*An axial blood supply should be included in the flap.
*The base of flaps should never be stretched, twisted or excessively grasped.
This will prevent the occurrence of flap necrosis and flap tearing!
You also gotta prevent excessive blood loss during surgery. Why?
- Obviously, to maintain good visibility.
- To maintain oxygen carrying capacity of the patient.
- And to avoid formation of hematomas.
And how is this possible in surgical scenarios, let me tell you guys!
-Use a hemostatic sponge to place pressure on bleeding vessel.
-With the help of sutures.
-Using vasoconstrictors like epinephrine, thrombin etc.
So now, when one asks you about factors for a good oral surgery, this is what you gotta tell them!
Keeping these things in your mind, I’m sure you guys will prove yourselves to be superb surgeons in future!
This is all for today guys.
See you guys soon! Till then keep enjoying your dental life and don’t forget to like, subscribe and share reviews about this video! Thank you! 😀
Chapter no.3 Principles Of Surgery.
Book of ‘Contemporary Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery’ (Tuckers)