Operculectomy is a simple dental surgical procedure that can be performed to remove gum tissue (operculum) that covers a partially erupted tooth.

When a tooth is partially covered by the operculum, food particles and bacteria can become trapped, leading to inflammation, infection, and pain. In some cases, an operculectomy may be necessary to alleviate these symptoms.

What is the price of Operculectomy surgery in Pakistan?

The average price of an Operculectomy in Pakistan can range from PKR 5,000 to PKR 15,000.

What diagnosis leads to operculectomy surgery?

Some of the possible symptoms that may lead to the diagnosis of the need for an operculectomy include:

  1. Swelling and tenderness around the gum tissue covering the tooth

  2. Pain and discomfort while eating or biting down

  3. Difficulty opening the mouth

  4. Foul taste or odor in the mouth

  5. Infection or abscess in the gum tissue around the tooth

What is the procedure for Operculectomy?

During an operculectomy, a dentist or oral surgeon will make:

  • An incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth

  • Remove the operculum (gum tissue)

  • The area will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any debris

Some dentists may use the following advanced techniques in the operculectomy such as: 

  • Dental laser to remove the operculum and clean the surrounding area. 

  • Ultrasonic energy to break up and remove debris.

  • Minimally invasive operculectomy in which specialized instruments are used to minimize trauma to the surrounding tissue and speed up healing time.

What are the risks and complications associated with operculectomy?

Some of the possible risks and complications associated with operculectomy include:

  • Bleeding during or after the procedure

  • Risk of infection

  • Risk of nerve damage 

  • Allergic reaction to the anesthesia or other medications used during the procedure

What to expect after operculectomy? 

After an operculectomy:

  • It is normal to experience the treated area swelling and feeling uncomfortable.

  • Some bleeding in the first 24 hours.

  • Try to maintain good oral hygiene after an operculectomy to promote healing and prevent infection. 

  • You may need to avoid eating or drinking certain foods for a few days after the procedure, depending on the extent of the surgery. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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