Unit Three - OMS Procedures
The extraction of teeth is the most common procedure in OMS. Indication for tooth extraction include tooth decay, periodontal disease, over-crowding (orthodontics), oral oncology, and trauma to the teeth and jaws.
Extractions require the Aseptic Technique protocols, and are performed with or without IV sedation.
• OMS Tray (includes upper and lower universal forceps)
• Irrigation and Suction Tray
• Indicated Forcep:
Barriers (light handle, etc)
• Follow written Pre Op Instructions.
• Check if a denture will be placed following extraction: ensure that denturist or dentist has coordinated fabrication.
• Socket or ridge preservation often occurs at time of extraction in preparation for a future implant: ensure that grafting materials are in the operatory.
• Excessive bleeding during extraction may require the use of cauterization. Ensure that the cautery unit is at hand.
• Effective assisting is required: do not desiccate socket with suction and be mindful of the inferior alveolar nerve (during lower third molar extraction).
• Follow written Post Op Instructions, BUT advise patient not to rinse if grafting has been placed following extraction.