Special Issue "Advances of Oral Surgery in Dental and Facial Conditions for Children"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Dentistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2024 | Viewed by 272

Special Issue Editor

Pediatric Dentistry and Special Dental Care Unit, Meyer Children’s Hospital IRCCS, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: rare diseases; oral surgery; pediatric dentistry; ectodermal dysplasia; cleidocranial dysplasia; genetics; genodermatosis; metabolic diseases; hypodontia; hyperdontia; tooth anomalies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oral surgery in children is a specialized field that involves the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dental and facial conditions in children. These procedures can include the removal of primary teeth, the repair of cleft lip and palate, and the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.

Another common oral surgery in children is the repair of cleft lip and palate. This condition occurs when the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth do not form correctly during fetal development. Surgery is typically performed to repair the cleft and improve the function and appearance of the lip and palate. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may require multiple surgeries to achieve the desired result.

The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is also a common oral surgery in children. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. If they do not have enough space to grow, they can become impacted, which can lead to pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. The impacted wisdom teeth are removed through an incision in the gums, and the procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia.

The recovery time and specific instructions for care following oral surgery will vary depending on the specific procedure performed. Children should be closely monitored for any signs of infection or complications and should follow all post-operative instructions provided by the oral surgeon to ensure proper healing. With proper care and monitoring, most children will recover quickly and without complications.

It is important for parents to be informed about the different types of oral surgery available for children, the indications for each surgery, the risks and benefits of each procedure, and the recovery time and care required following surgery. With the right care and attention, children can have a successful recovery and achieve a healthy and functional dental and facial structure.

This Special Issue is dedicated to oral surgery in children; you are welcome to propose an interesting review, original research article or case series.

Dr. Michele Callea
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • oral surgery
  • dental extraction
  • rare diseases
  • tooth anomalies

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