Alveolectomy is the process by which a portion of the alveolar is removed in order to smooth the progress of dental treatment. A surgical dental procedure to remove the alveolar bone surrounding a tooth to change the jawbone shape and surface for a subsequent procedure. Prior to the placement of dental prosthetics, often done as a preporatory, this procedure is considered to be the most effective Oral Surgery and Dental Implants in removing the infected teeth right from the roots and have a low risk of severe complications.

Alveolectomy is required in the following conditions:

  • Alveolectomy is helpful to gain access to a tooth and extract it easily in certain cases
  • Aims in removing infected teeth from the root and in the preparation of the jaw bone for the dentures placement.
  • Removal of protuberant alveolar bones
  • In the process of crown lengthening, alveolectomy effectively decreases the height of alveolar sockets
  • Alveolectomy gets rid of infrabony pockets in the teeth along with vertical alveolar bone loss
  • The alveolar margin contours can be successfully corrected with alveolectomy, moreover, alveolar process structure can be corrected as well.
  • The treatment is also known for the protection of mucosa from possible trauma that can occur with the use of a prosthetic dental appliance.

How the procedure is done?

The alveolectomy procedure is done under either local or general anesthesia. Oral surgeon performs is with the help of the key dental instruments like power scaler, scaling or polishing tools, a curette or a sharp hand scaler. Get the healthy oral health tips from Oral Health Care Specialist that are ready to help their patients on their regular visit or just with a call for inquiry.