Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is the link between medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require knowledge and skills from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, and tumors of the jaws as well as various issues.
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? When do patients need to undergo maxillofacial surgery? The specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical discipline of dentistry that encompasses the art and science of diagnosing and treating the diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the maxillofacial region and oral cavity. An oral surgical practice deals with the initial and definitive care of the trauma patient, and management of extensive infection of the head and neck. Others include management of pathological conditions such as cysts and tumors, diagnosis and management of dentofacial deformities, complex maxillofacial pre-prosthetic surgery, reconstruction with bone grafts, and management of facial pain and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders.
Indications for maxillofacial surgery: