Oral surgery, dental surgery and maxillofacial surgery encompasses a wide spectrum of operations. The basic oral and jaw operations include wisdom tooth extraction, microsurgical endodonty (root canal), apicoectomy (root tip removal of root-canaled teeth), insertion of implants, maxillary sinus operations, care of tooth injuries (tooth trauma) etc. (see below).
Dr. Leick is an oral surgeon. As founder of the Frankfurt Practice for Ambulant (Outpatient) Dental Operations (abbreviation: PAZO Frankfurt) he has attended oral and jaw surgery patients since 2001 in the greater Frankfurt area and in Main-Taunus-Kreis (MTK). His specialist training in oral surgery and his scientific research was done in Frankfurt at the University Clinic under the directorship of Professor Nentwig and at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney under the directorship of Professor Zoellner. Dr. Leick has, among others, a subspecialty in implantology** and a subspecialty in geriatric dentistry**, both certified and awarded by The Hessen Dental Association in Frankfurt.
As an active member of the leading jaw and oral surgery and implantological professional society, he is involved with the Association of German Oral Surgeons (Berufsverband Deutscher Oralchirurgen), the German Association for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde), the Interdisciplinary Institution for Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine (Interdisziplinären Arbeitskreis Oralpathologie und Oralmedizin), the German Society for Oral Implantology (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orale Implantologie: DGOI) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Additionally, his scientific publications and academic lectures in the areas of implantology, oral surgery and oral pathology can be found in national and international professional journals and conferences (oral surgery abstracts):
A.Leick, H.Motherby, A.Böcking, G.Nentwig: Dignitätsabklärung verdächtiger Mundschleimhautläsionen mittels Probeexzision- ein Goldstandard auf dem Prüfstand.
Grote Hans Juergen; Nguyen Huy V Q; Leick Anand Gilbert; Böcking Alfred;Identification of progressive cervical epithelial cell abnormalities using DNA image cytometry. Cancer
Surgical extraction of the wisdom teeth using local anesthesia with minimally invasive injection (numbing shot). Additionally, we also offer extraction of the wisdom teeth under general anesthesia. With this treatment, under general anesthesia, we are supported by an experienced anesthetist in the outpatient clinic.
In a classic apicoectomy, the site of the inflammation in a root-canaled tooth is removed when the root canal alone does not stop the inflammation. In addition, we offer modern concepts of endodonty (root canal treatment), which allow a microsurgical, non-invasive (bloodless) and painless treatment of the root canal.
After a long period of edentulism (missing teeth), inflammatory processes (for example: periodontitis) or a tooth trauma with tooth loss, the bone degenerates due to insufficient use. Potentially, there may not be enough bone available for a possible tooth implant or long-term tooth retention. For this purpose, the body’s own bone is most often used for bone grafting (autologous bone graft), usually taken from the angle of the lower jaw. Otherwise, synthetic bone substitute (for example: BioOss, Cerasorb, Ostim, Colloss, etc.) from the laboratory is used.
Oral medicine and oral pathology (disease/change in the oral mucous membrane) is also a subdivision of oral surgery. In English-speaking countries this area has its own specialty field. Various influences like smoking, alcohol use, dietary habits, viruses, etc. can lead to disease of the oral mucous membrane. In order to prevent severe disease courses (cancer of the oral cavity!) any changes in the oral mucous membrane should be promptly examined and treated within the context of preventive oral check-up.
Periapical cysts (pathological bone cavities) are surgically removed and the defect refilled.
After an accident, lost or displaced teeth are repositioned and any wounds treated.
Foreign bodies, cysts or chronic infections are removed from the maxillary sinus. In a sinus lift the maxillary sinus is built up (augmented) for the accommodation of an implant.