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Current Challenges of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery
Current Challenges of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral and maxillofacial surgery is among the most dynamic and constantly developing fields in medicine and surgery. Despite this, the field faces new challenges from time to time. These challenges need proper attention as they pose great risks to patients subjected to such surgical treatments. Thus, it is essential to identify such challenges to identify possible remedies to solve these problems.

Bleeding After Surgery (Hemorrhage)

Bleeding after surgery is a common occurrence caused by several factors. The most common cause of postoperative bleeding is the patient's platelets. Platelets are small blood cells that help stop bleeding by plugging holes in damaged blood vessels. The body usually makes enough platelets to last about five days. If you have had surgery and your body does not have enough platelets, you may bleed excessively after surgery.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition that lasts for more than three months and can be either acute or chronic. It is often characterized by increased sensitivity to pain stimuli and may result from disease or injury affecting nerves, muscles, joints, and other head structures.

Post-Surgical Infections

Infection is the most common complication after surgery. It may cause long-term problems or even death. The most common infections include cellulitis, osteomyelitis, and myositis. These infections can be life-threatening if not treated properly.

Anesthesia Complications

Oral surgery is not a procedure that can be performed without anesthesia. Patients are put under general or local anesthesia during the procedure, depending on their condition and other factors. While this is not a surgical procedure per se, it can still pose risks to patients who may have allergic reactions to certain medications used during their operation. This can cause them serious health complications if they are not properly monitored by their doctors during the operation.


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