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Maxillofacial

What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial is a surgical procedure to treat congenital, acquired diseases and deformities associated with mouth, teeth, jaw, face, and neck. There are numerous procedures to treat such difficulties performed by trained maxillofacial surgeons.

They are trained in diagnosing, treating, and dealing with pain management and anesthesia administration related to cosmetic surgery. To know more about maxillofacial surgery, visit your nearest maxillofacial surgeon.

What are the Procedures in Maxillofacial Surgery?

Diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

  • This category includes all the procedures falling under maxillofacial surgery required for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
  • Tumor removal
  • Radio Wave reduction of pain signals
  • Maxillomandibular osteotomy treating sleep apnea
  • Mandibular joint surgery to prevent Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Dental adjustment

  • This category involves all the procedures related to teeth and their sockets.
  • Orthognathic surgery to correct face shape and jaw adjustments improve breathing problems, tumor growth, and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth extraction
  • Pre-prosthetic bone grafting for face upliftment

Reconstructive surgeries

  • This category involves all the procedures of reconstructing the irregular bone, making it into a desirable one, and improving the functioning of the organs.
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Reconstructive surgery for restoring blood circulation
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Lip reconstructive surgery

Plastic surgeries or cosmetic surgeries

  • This category involves all the cosmetic surgeries done to improve the appearance of the face.
  • Nose job
  • Double eyelid surgery
  • Reshaping chin
  • Cheek implants
  • Neck liposuction
  • Facelift

Who Qualifies for Maxillofacial Surgery?

  • People with cleft lip, nose, and palate
  • People with the uneven face shape
  • People with uneven jaw design
  • People with uneven teeth
  • People with irregular bite abnormality
  • People requiring wisdom tooth removal
  • People with head and neck cancer
  • People with chronic facial pain

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Alwarpet, Chennai

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the Types of Maxillofacial Surgeries?

  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Oral reconstructive surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Dental Implants
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Implants for maxillofacial surgery

Why is Maxillofacial Surgery Performed?

Corrective jaw surgery improves deformities in teeth and jawbones to improve their normal functioning. It improves chewing, biting, talking, and breathing problems.

Oral reconstructive surgery corrects the shape and size of the mouth by repairing soft tissue in parts of the tongue, the lining of the mouth, and the lips.

Maxillofacial Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer is done in case of cancer in organs including the mouth, tongue, salivary glands, and wide area of the throat to remove the tumor's growth.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders cause pain in the jaw and joints between them, and maxillofacial surgeries help relieve pain and inflammation in the region. There are three types of surgeries to treat temporomandibular joint disorder - Arthrocentesis, Arthroscopy, and Open-joint surgery.

Dental implants are done to repair the bone structure and shape using titanium screws to correct birth deformities.

Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery is done to correct congenital and acquired clefts in the lip, palate, and nose.

Implants for maxillofacial surgery are done to treat dentofacial abnormalities, maxillofacial trauma, and consequences after ablative surgery by reconstructing the jaw.

Misaligned jaws are corrected by corrective procedures falling under maxillofacial surgery to improve the shape of the face.

Impacted wisdom teeth surgeries fall under maxillofacial as it includes removal of wisdom teeth to prevent the inconvenience caused by its growth.

What are the Benefits of Maxillofacial Surgeries?

  • Improves speech
  • Improves facial shape and overall facial appearance
  • Corrects biting and chewing problems
  • Improve breathing
  • Improves jaw shape and prevents inconvenience
  • Treats clefts and improves clefts related problems
  • Corrects receding jaw and chin

What are the Risk Factors for Maxillofacial Surgeries?

  • Facial nerve injury
  • Changes in facial appearance
  • Change in the alignment of the jaw and inconvenience while eating or talking
  • Change in airflow via the nose
  •  Sinuses disturbance
  • Tissue death
  • Inflammation of jaw bone
  • Pain and bleeding in the jaws
  • Clotting of blood in the jaw and tooth clefts

References

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-maxillofacial-surgeon

https://monib-health.com/en/post/20-types-of-maxillofacial-surgery

https://localseoresources.com/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-types-benefits-and-potential-risks/

When should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

You can get it removed if it causes inconvenience to you while eating, speaking or it starts bleeding without any reason. If you feel inflammation or pain in your jaws, you should contact your nearest maxillofacial surgeon.

Is cosmetic surgery lengthy and painful?

Some surgeries like nose jobs, facelift cheek implants take almost 6-12 months to finally show up in shape, and it's possibly painful. Contact a maxillofacial surgeon in Chennai to know more about the procedure.

When should someone get surgery for a cleft?

It is advisable to get your cleft surgery as early as possible. So kids can undergo cleft surgery and get it corrected without any difficulty.

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