All about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

An oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to treat diseases, deformities, and cancer in the mouth, the jaws, face, and the neck region. The oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to treat the mouth, jaws, and the face.
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An oral and maxillofacial surgery for the mouth might be done to replace an buried tooth or removal of lumps and swellings in the mouth.

Treating oral cancer and its associated pain is also one of the tasks of an oral and maxillofacial surgery. People who have cleft lip and palate can also go for oral and maxillofacial surgery to treat them.

Dental implants done also come under the category of oral and maxillofacial surgery.An oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to treat also the oral cancer, cancer of the salivary glands and the face cancer.

Jaws fractures (lower and upper jaw palate), cheek bone fracture and nose fracture are also treated by these surgeons through the oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Injury to the jaws bones affect certain functionalities like speaking, eating etc. hence an oral and maxillofacial surgery is required to restore these functionalities.

A nose fracture might affect the breathing of the patient. Since an oral and maxillofacial surgery is a combination of different surgeries and different parts of the face hospitalization of the patient might be required sometimes.

The oral and maxillofacial surgery for the jaws and the cheek bone might require more than 1 ½ months to cure. Any injury to your face that causes damage to the face, mouth, nose, jaws and cheeks should not be taken lightly.

Contact your oral and maxillofacial surgeon immediately to assess the kind of treatment that you may require. The problems might complicate if not attended at the early stage.Depending on the type of damage to these parts an oral and maxillofacial surgery might be required.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon also does oral and maxillofacial surgery to correct deformities in children, cleft lip and palate, scar and mole removal from the face and to correct nose and the jaws if any deformity is found in them.

Any jaw problems like clicking of jaw and pain in the jaw can be treated with an oral and maxillofacial surgery. Children, students and other people who are involved in the different sports should wear appropriate protective gears during the sports to prevent any injury that might require an oral and maxillofacial surgery.
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