How Do You Treat Ameloblastoma?
Unfortunately, surgery is the only treatment to remove an ameloblastoma and prevent a recurrence. The procedure requires removing the healthy bone surrounding the tumor so that no tumor cells are left behind to allow it to regrow. Because the surgery must be performed aggressively, teeth will be extracted, and extensive hard and soft tissue plastic surgery reconstruction may be necessary. After the surgery, an opening into the upper jaw's sinuses requires the patient to wear a special denture known as an obturator. Unfortunately, recurrences are common even 10 to 20 years after surgery. Therefore, patients should be followed indefinitely and regularly evaluated for signs of changes to their mouth
To keep your oral and overall health in good shape, visit your dental professional regularly for oral health evaluations. Also, keep a watchful eye when you brush your teeth twice daily. Suppose you or your health care provider spot any abnormality. In that case, they can determine the cause and begin the necessary treatment to get you started on the road to recovery.