Dental & Maxillo Facial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty, and it is one of the nine specialties of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association

Dental Surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed on your teeth, gums, jaws or other oral structures. This includes extractions, implants, gum grafts and jaw surgeries. Oral surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist. These are dental specialists who have advanced training in oral surgery procedures.

Maxillofacial Surgeons, sometimes called oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are trained to handle a wide variety of conditions and injuries that affect the head, neck, mouth, jaw, and face. These surgeons are also trained in anesthesia and pain control, with a focus on anesthesia that allows you to walk out of the office at the end of your appointment.

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Diseases & Conditions

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery is performed in which the upper jaw, lower jaw and chin may be repositioned to correct minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth which can improve chewing, speaking and breathing.

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes they emerge from the gum line, and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but more often than not, they fail to emerge and become impacted. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean

Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate result when all or portions of the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow together properly during fetal development. The result is a gap in the lip or a split in the opening in the roof of the mouth. Until it is treated with surgery, a cleft palate can cause problems with feeding, speech and hearing.

Facial Trauma

Maxillofacial injuries or facial trauma encompass any injury to the mouth, face and jaw. One of the most common types of serious injury to the face occurs when bones are broken. Fractures can involve the lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, eye sockets or combinations of these bones. These injuries can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak and swallow.

Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet and allows the lower jaw to move and function. If you experience jaw pain, earaches, headaches, a limited ability to open or close your mouth, clicking or grating sounds, you may have Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Oral cancer

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons recommend that everyone perform an oral cancer self-exam each month. If you notice white or red patches, an abnormal lump, chronic sore throat or hoarseness or difficulty chewing or swallowing, you should contact your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. They will remove a section of tissue to perform a biopsy

Implants

Dental implants are long-term replacements for missing teeth that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, dental implants never slip and never decay. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.

Outpatient Anesthesia

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the ability to provide patients with safe, effective outpatient anesthesia including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, IV sedation and general anesthesia. During their surgical residency, residents must complete a rotation on the medical anesthesiology service where they become competent in evaluating patients for anesthesia

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Modular OTs

Hospital houses Modular Operation Theaters which have all the facilities to conduct an error free surgery

Diagnostics

With advanced Imaging diagnostics equipment within the hospital, patients need not go anywhere else

Dental & Maxillo Facial Treatments

Maxillofacial surgery is performed to:

  • Improve jaw function.
  • Relieve pain.

Maxillofacial surgery can address a wide variety of dental problems and conditions, such as:

  • Diagnosing reasons for chronic dental pain.
  • Preparing the mouth for dental implants and prostheses (such as dentures).
  • Placing dental implants.
  • Removing (extracting) impacted teeth.
  • Treat oral diseases.
Maxillo Facial Treatments

Procedures can also treat jaw problems, such as:

  • Bone grafting, or transplanting bone from another area of the body to replace bone that’s missing in your jaw.
  • Reconstructing your jaw to correct an abnormal bite.
  • Treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that affect the area where your lower jaw attaches to your skull.
  • Treating injuries related to trauma to your face, jaw and mouth.

Other reasons to perform maxillofacial surgery include:

  • Correcting congenital (present at birth) abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate.
  • Diagnosing and treating cysts, tumors, cancer and other growths in your head and neck.
  • Diagnosing reasons for chronic facial pain.
  • Treating facial trauma (injury), such as facial fractures or damaged maxillofacial tissue.

What Does a Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?

Maxillofacial surgeons are qualified to treat a number of conditions related to the head and neck area, including:
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Oral reconstructive surgery
  • Cancers of the head and neck
  • Dental implants

These surgeons are also trained in anesthesia and pain control, with a focus on anesthesia that allows you to walk out of the office at the end of your appointment.

In general, maxillofacial surgeons perform surgeries to correct problems or make cosmetic changes. These surgeries are generally outpatient procedures. They will also provide you with a course for recovery after the surgery and may offer follow-up appointments.