Oral surgery is surgery in the mouth to remove an abnormal growth. It can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancer). It may involve the removal of a growth from the following:
It can be done under local anaesthetic if the lesion is small. General anaesthesia may be required if the lesion is large. The wound can be managed by various methods:
If the lesion is very large or involves a large amount of jaw bone, one may also need to be seen by a plastic surgeon who will replace the defect with skin/ bone from elsewhere in the body.