TREATMENTS

Oral Surgery


Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. In some countries, including the United States, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry; in others, including the UK, it is recognized as a medical specialty.


Treatments may be performed on the craniomaxillofacial complex: mouth, jaws, face, neck, skull, and include: Dentoalveolar surgery (surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically compromised patients, bone grafting or preprosthetic surgery to provide better anatomy for the placement of implants, dentures, or other dental prostheses) Surgery to insert osseointegrated (bone fused) dental implants and Maxillofacial implants for attaching craniofacial prostheses and bone anchored hearing aids.


Diagnosis and treatment of: benign pathology (cysts, tumors etc.) malignant pathology (oral & head and neck cancer) with (ablative and reconstructive surgery, microsurgery) cutaneous malignancy (skin cancer), lip reconstruction congenital craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and palate and cranial vault malformations such as craniosynostosis, (craniofacial surgery) chronic facial pain disorders temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders Dysgnathia (incorrect bite), and orthognathic (literally "straight bite") reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillomandibular advancement, surgical correction of facial asymmetry. soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region (jaw fractures, cheek bone fractures, nasal fractures, LeFort fracture, skull fractures and eye socket fractures).