Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery


Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a Dental specialty. It is considered as a bridge between medicine and dentistry. It is related to treating conditions that require expertise from both the backgrounds and addressing impacted unerrupted teeth, facial bone fractures & disproportion, salivary gland diseases, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, cysts and tumors of the jaws, and various other problems which affect the oral mucosa such as mouth infections and ulcers.

WHO IS AN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON?

  1. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a regional specialist surgeon in the dental profession who treats the entire craniomaxillofacial complex anatomical area. These surgeons may require training in surgery, dentistry and general medicine.
  2. Their extensive training, education, surgical expertise and unparalleled understanding of aesthetics and function of the head and neck region qualifies them to treat the defects and injuries which affect the areas associated with these regions like the mouth, face, teeth, jaws.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT SURGICAL PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS ?

The following are some of the surgical procedures which are performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
 
  1. Dental Implants
  2. Extraction of Tooth
  3. Dentoalveolar Surgery
  4. Orthodontic Surgery
  5. Preprosthetic Surgery
  6. Facial Infections
  7. Facial Trauma
  8. Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  9. Oro-Facial Pain
  10. Oro-Facial Deformities
  11. Reconstructive Surgery