Genial tubercle reduction surgery is performed in order to reduce the overall size of the ridge where the lower jaw attaches to the genioglossus muscles. This procedure allows dentures to fit properly.
Also Known As:
- Preprosthetic and implant surgery
Conditions Treated with Genial Tubercle Reduction:
Genial tubercle reduction surgery is utilized to treat genial tubercle and to prepare for a prosthetic implantation.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to genial tubercle reduction surgery.
Anesthesia with Genial Tubercle Reduction:
Genial tubercle reduction surgery is performed with a local anesthetic, which means that the patient is awake during the procedure but cannot feel anything.
Potential Complications from Genial Tubercle Reduction:
Possible risks of genial tubercle reduction surgery include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Some patients temporarily experience swelling following the procedure. It is also possible for the surgical area to heal poorly.
Prognosis after Genial Tubercle Reduction:
The prognosis for a positive end result following genial tubercle reduction surgery is good.
Recovery from Genial Tubercle Reduction:
The total recovery time for genial tubercle reduction surgery is three to four weeks.