Recently, odontologist, Aleksandr Gordevich, holder of three licenses in odontology, maxillofacial surgery and oromaxillofacial surgery started working in our clinic.
─ Only a few people have completed both odontology and medicine studies. You are one of these persons. Could you tell us more about your career and working practice?
─ I have been working for 13 years. Everything started in the Emergency Room of the hospital Žalgirio Klinika. For 6 years I provided care to patients with acute pain. My residency was also in this clinic. I was also working in the Santariškių Clinics departments of ENT, head and neck surgery and oncology. At that time the most sophisticated head and neck surgeries in our country were performed in these departments. After that, work for private odontology clinics started, and now has continued for 10 years.
─ Could you calculate how many teeth you have removed or implanted throughout your career?
─ This might be only an approximate, statistical calculation. Considering that I perform on average 10 surgeries per day, and a year is composed of 52 weeks, in the 13 years of my career the number of surgeries could be up to 34 000, or even more… (doctor smiles).
─ Doctor, what are you doing to alleviate your patients’ pain? In fact, most patients experience panic or fear before visiting an odontologist.
─ I am always trying to do my best to reduce my patients’ discomfort. I never hurry with treatment; I consult the patient and explain the whole process of treatment from the beginning till the end and only after that, when a person is completely determined to start treatment, do I start treatment. I always provide postoperative patients with my phone number, so that they call me without hesitation in case of necessity.
─ Treatment with platelet rich plasma will be started when you join our clinic. What makes this method so special?
─ It is very important to maxillofacial surgery because it provides an opportunity to avoid various medications and chemicals. Wound healing can be accelerated, and it helps to avoid postoperative pain and complications (inflammation, bleeding, smaller cicatrix). The blood of the patient is necessary for treatment. Though this is not a plaster for all sores, it is especially suitable for those who want to feel more confident, avoid pain, or are just pushed for time or have to hurry away.
An intraoral surgeon performs various types of odonatological surgery: teeth removal, implantation, teeth replacement, etc.