Maxillofacial surgery

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  • 1. MaxillofacialSurgery
  • 2. What is Maxillofacial Surgery??
    Is a specialization of dentistry which focuses on problems around the mouth, jaw, and neck.
  • 3. A dentist or orthodontist may refer a patient for maxillofacial surgery if an issue in the mouth is too difficult to correct with orthodontics or basic dental procedures alone.
  • 4. This specialty is closely related to plastic surgery, neurosurgery and otolaryngology, she works closely overlapping in some respects, as well as the dental specialty of orthodontics and prosthodontics.
  • 5. Maxillofacial Surgeons care for patients with:
    Problem wisdom teeth
    Facial pain
    Misaligned jaws
  • 6. Treat accident victims suffering facial injuries
    Place dental implants
  • 7. Care for patients with oral cancer
    Tumors and cysts of the jaws
    Facial cosmetic surgery
  • 8. If a patient is diagnosed with cancer or tumors on the region of the face, maxillofacial surgery may play a role in the patient's treatment. In addition to working with a cancer specialist.
    The patient can work with a surgeon to remove the damaged tissue and rebuild the face so that the patient is not subject to embarrassment as a result of strange physical appearance.
  • 9. For people with birth defects and deformities, a referral for maxillofacial surgery can be life changing as cleft lips and palates and other disfiguring deformities.
  • 10. With this specialization has changed many lives ...