Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This includes surgical dentistry (impacted teeth, dental cysts, dental implants etc), injuries to the face, salivary gland problems, cancers of the head and neck, facial deformity, oral medicine, (ulcers, red/white patches, mouth cancer), facial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders.

A Maxillofacial Surgeon in most Western countries is qualified in both Dentistry (e.g BDS) and Medicine (eg MBBS). They are required to have extensive training and must pass fellowship examinations of The Royal College of Surgeons in Dentistry, General Maxillofacial surgery (in the UK). Most Maxillofacial Surgeon would have had training in General Dentistry before specialising in the surgical and medical management of patients, so as to be able to treat patient holistically.

In our practice we have an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with qualifications and experience at par with colleagues around the world. We accept referrals/cases as below:

  • 1) Dental implants - simple, complicated.
  • 2) Bone grafting - sinus lift, ridge augmentation.
  • 3) Orthognathic surgery for patients with disproportionate jaws which cannot be treated with braces alone.
  • 4) Wisdom teeth removals.
  • 5) Exposure of impacted teeth prior to orthodontics treatment.
  • 6) Soft tissue trauma - eg facial lacerations.
  • 7) Dental trauma - from falls, motor vehicle accidents.
  • 8) Facial swelling due to dental abscess
  • 9) Facial fractures
  • 10) Any suspicious oral lesions - ulcers, white patches

However, not all treatment can be managed under a local anaesthesia in the clinic. Complicated treatments under general anaesthesia will be carried out in an established private hospital facilities which accepts patients insured by most insurance companies.

CASE 1

Surgical Exposure of Impacted Tooth

Unerupted upper left canine tooth Tooth urgically exposed Gold Chain placed