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Things You Must Know About Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery
A 	<br title='b11'>person holding their jaw in painOral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized surgical field that deals with diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries affecting the neck, face, jaws, and mouth.

Maxillofacial specialists are dedicated to restoring the patient's normal functions and aesthetics.

These improvements boost confidence and self-esteem, leading to a better quality of life. Moreover, these surgical procedures can address issues that may be causing pain or difficulties with eating, promoting better overall health and well-being.

Treatments Performed By Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Maxillofacial surgeons perform a variety of procedures that address different dental and facial conditions.

These procedures include bone grafting, wisdom teeth extraction, and lip and tongue-tie surgeries. They also carry out dental implant surgery, TMJ treatment, tooth extraction, and dentoalveolar trauma management.

In addition, maxillofacial surgeries conduct elective surgeries such as orthognathic surgery to correct jaw irregularities and facial and trauma surgery to repair facial injuries.

Other procedures are facial cosmetic surgery to enhance facial aesthetics, cleft lip and palate repair, and craniofacial surgery to address complex craniofacial anomalies. These skilled specialists are equipped to provide comprehensive care for both functional and aesthetic aspects of the oral and facial regions.

Who Requires Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial surgery may be necessary for the following individuals. Below we go into why it might be necessary.

Trauma Patients

Those involved in car accidents, assaults, or falls sustain injuries to their oral and facial regions may need surgery. The surgery will help to repair and restore affected structures.

Deteriorating Trauma Patients

People with head injuries may develop symptoms over time. In such cases, maxillofacial surgery might be needed to address related issues.

Patients With a History of Previous Surgeries

Individuals who have undergone prior surgeries and require corrective procedures.

For instance, they may need orthognathic surgery or facial reconstruction to help them improve their condition and enhance functionality and aesthetics.


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