Scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Posted on 6/5/2023 by Dr. Johnson
|Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a crucial dentistry specialty. It mainly specializes in evaluating and treating different defects, injuries, and diseases that affect the jaws, mouth, face, and neck. To treat all these diverse conditions, oral and maxillofacial surgeons must have adequate knowledge of dentistry and medicine. They treat jaw tumors, cysts, impacted teeth, facial trauma, and mucosal disorders. In addition, they carry out pre-prosthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, facial plastic surgery, dental implant surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and corrective jaw surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery also deals with malignant lesions and benign management of salivary glands. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons work with other specialists in various fields like plastic surgeons, oncologists, restorative dentists, orthodontists, neurosurgeons, and ENT surgeons who offer comprehensive approaches to neck and head surgeries. Surgeons use conscious sedation, local anesthesia, and general anesthesia to conduct all these procedures. Here is the scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Impacted Teeth Removal
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and lead to other oral problems like gum disease, tooth decay, or damage to neighboring teeth. To eliminate all these issues, impacted wisdom teeth have to be removed surgically.
Reconstructive surgery involves repairing, rebuilding, and restoring the body's functionality or appearance. It mainly corrects congenital disabilities such as cleft lip and palate as well as other deformities brought on by trauma or sickness. The benefits of reconstructive surgery include improved quality of life, increased self-esteem, and improved bodily functions.
Pre-implant Surgery involves the use of bone grafting methods and related implants to support face or dental prosthetics during jaw restoration. The facial surgery comes after.
The surgery fixes facial defects such as infections, breathing problems, and cleft lips and palates. The repair of cleft lips and palates leaves kids happy and comfortable. This also increases their self-worth and confidence.