Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, face, and skull. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained dental specialists with expertise in surgical procedures related to the oral cavity and craniofacial structures. They play a crucial role in restoring function, alleviating pain, and enhancing aesthetics for patients with a wide range of conditions.

Conditions Treated by The Department

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that don't fully erupt can cause pain, infection, and damage to neighbouring teeth. Surgical removal is often necessary.
  • TMJ Disorders: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint can lead to pain, jaw clicking, headaches, and difficulty chewing. Surgical interventions may be indicated in severe cases.
  • Oral Cancers and Tumors: Oral surgeons play a key role in the diagnosis, removal, and reconstruction following the removal of oral cancers and tumors.
  • Facial Deformities: Congenital or acquired facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate or facial asymmetry, are managed through surgical correction.
  • Maxillofacial Infections: Severe infections in the face and jaws may require surgical drainage and treatment to prevent further complications.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: Oral surgeons are responsible for the surgical placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Common Procedures

  • Orthognathic Surgery: This involves precise surgical repositioning of the upper and lower jaws to correct functional and aesthetic issues.
  • Dental Implant Placement: Oral surgeons surgically place dental implants in the jawbone, providing a stable anchor for prosthetic teeth.
  • Bone Grafting: This procedure involves augmenting the jawbone using bone grafts to provide adequate support for dental implants.
  • Facial Reconstruction: After trauma or surgical removal of tumors, oral surgeons reconstruct the facial bones and soft tissues to restore function and appearance.
  • Jaw Joint Surgery: In severe cases of TMJ disorders, surgical intervention may be necessary to address structural issues in the joint.

Key Advantages

  • Improved Function: Surgical interventions can restore proper jaw function, allowing for normal chewing, speech, and facial expression.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Procedures like orthognathic surgery and facial reconstruction can significantly improve facial harmony and aesthetics.
  • Relief from Pain and Discomfort: Surgery can alleviate pain and discomfort associated with conditions like impacted wisdom teeth, TMJ disorders, and facial trauma.
  • Treatment of Oral Pathologies: Oral surgeons play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancers, ensuring timely intervention and the best chance for successful outcomes.
  • Recovery from Trauma: Oral surgeons help individuals recover from facial injuries, restoring both form and function.

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