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Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction

Posted On: 01-16-2016
Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction

What is Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction?

Mylohyoid ridge reduction involves reducing the size of the bony mylohyoid ridge of the lower jaw.

Also Known As:

  • Gum ridge reduction
  • Oral surgery
  • Preprosthetic and implant surgery

Conditions Treated with Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:

Mylohyoid ridge reduction may be performed in cases of a mylohyoid ridge protuberance or to prepare for prosthetic implantation (dentures).

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to mylohyoid ridge reduction.

Anesthesia with Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:

Mylohyoid ridge reduction is performed with a general anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Mylohyoid Ridge Reduction:

Possible risks 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.

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