Pediatric Dental and  Oral Surgery

Pediatric Dental surgery in Hinesville–Statesboro-Waycross



Pediatric Soft Tissue Oral Surgery Procedures( Hinesville, Waycross, Statesboro)

1)  Soft Tissue:

     A)  Ankylossia:

           Ankyloglossia is commonly known as “tongue-tied”.  This is a coondition apparent when the soft tissue 

           mucosa on the ventral surface of the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth.  This condition can

           affect speech, pronunciation and the position of lower anterior teeth.  The removal of this tissue is 

           called a frenectomy.  Dr. Dr. Myers performs the frenectomy under IV sedatio and the process entails 

           dissection of through varying levels of tissues in order to release the tongue attachment.  The tissue

            is released and then secured with a suture.  Tongue mobility and speech improvement is the goal.

     B)  Mucocele:

           A mucocele is a soft tissue lesion that is bluish in coloration, elevated and soft to palpation.  A mucocle

           is most apparent on the inner mucosal region of the upper and lower lip.  It typically originates form

           from an iatrogenic source, such as trauma form biting the lip and cheek regions.  Minor salivary gland

           ducts are obstructed and extravasation with fluid collection occurs.  Treament requires removal of

           the affected glands through dissection of the affected mucosa.  The lesion can recur if their are glands

           left in the affected region.

      C)  Runula

            Dr. Dr. Myers has determined that a runula is a form of a mucosa which forms in the floor of the mouth.

            This cyst formation is from the extravasation of salivary fluid deriving from the major salivary gland,

             which is known as the sublingual gland.  A ranula comes in two forms: (1) Oral Ranula or (2) Plunging

             ranula.  An oral Ranula forms at the floor of the mouth and is positioned above the mylohyoid muscle.

             A plunging ranula extends and spreads to the cervical fascial planes of the neck.




Pediatric Oral Surgery Hard Tissue Procedures

   Pediatric Oral Surgery Hard Tissue Prcedures( Hinesville, Statesboro, Waycross)


2)  Hard Tissue Procedures

        A)  Dentigerous Cyst
               A dentigerous cyst usually occurs when associated with a partially erupted or impacted tooth.  The

               development of the cyst originates for the epithelia cells of the dental organ.  The follicle of the tooth

                has vessels whcih incur pressure resulting in extravasation of fluid between the tooth and follicle.  This

                creates a cyst-like cavity and erodes surrounding bone.  This form of cyst is usually Benign.  Removal

                of the cyst is called enucleation.

          B)  Ameloblastoma 

                An ameloblastoma is rare odontogenic benign tumor which derives from the odontogenic epithelium.

                The cyst occurs more frequently on the lower jaw.  Southern Georgia Oral Surgery will employ the

                 enulcleation techniques and send a sample for pathological evaluation.  If the lesion is benign,

                 no further treatment is warranted.  However, if the lesion is malignant (rare) in nature more

                 aggresive treatment is necessary.  Tooth removal, softissue and surrounding bone may be required

                 to be removed for complete resolution.  Despite whether the area in benign or malignant, the patient

                 should be re-evaluated on six month intervals.