Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, treatment and surgical adjuvant diseases, injuries and defects of the participation of the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The oral surgeons perform a wide range of operations: the grinding wheel trial, removal, facial reconstruction, the surgical correction of the alignment of the jaw, and the elimination of cancer surgery.
(Approved by the ADA October, 1990)

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

       Cosmetic facial surgery:
    Birth defects, trauma, accidents and aging can lead to all facial disfigurement. Maxillofacial Surgery can help affected individuals achieve a more aesthetic appearance.

       Denture appropriate:
    Sometimes, for the prosthesis to fit properly, jaw and soft tissue deficiencies to be corrected with oral surgery. For example, the oral surgeon can correct the jaw with a bone graft shrinkage.

    Dental implants Surgery    Dental implants:
    The loss of teeth, can create problems with chewing, jawbone shrinkage (resorption), and the general weakening of the teeth as teeth remaining struggle to do the job of the missing. Oral Surgeons implant can look natural and natural sense of titanium to replace the missing teeth with natural teeth.

       Facial Pain:
    The malfunctioning of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that allows the jaw movement, is a common source of facial pain. In extreme cases, surgery may relieve facial pain.

    Facial Fractures Surgery    Oral cancer:
    Oral surgeons can also detect, diagnose and treat injuries or suspicious lumps in the mouth that can lead to cancer.

       Facial Fractures:
    If leads to the injury of broken bones, oral surgeons can offer patients a variety of options for their appearance back to normal.

 CAREER REQUIREMENTS:

    An oral and maxillofacial surgeon must complete four to seven years of medical and surgical training in addition to the four years of dental school. He or she can perform a variety of surgeries, whether in an office or hospital, depending on the type of surgery.