reduction involves reducing the size of the bony mylohyoid ridge of the lower
Also Known As:
- Gum ridge reduction
- Oral surgery
- Preprosthetic and implant surgery
Conditions Treated with Mylohyoid Ridge
reduction may be performed in cases of a mylohyoid ridge protuberance or to
prepare for prosthetic implantation (dentures).
There are no
comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to mylohyoid ridge reduction.
Anesthesia with Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:
reduction is performed with a general anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Mylohyoid Ridge
following mylohyoid ridge reduction include infection, swelling, bleeding,
blood clots, poor healing and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:
The prognosis for a
positive end result following mylohyoid ridge reduction is good.
Recovery from Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:
Total recovery from
mylohyoid ridge reduction takes three to four weeks.