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Maxillofacial Treatment & Diagnostics in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Maxillofacial

Maxillofacial surgery or oral surgery refers to the treatment and diagnosis of acquired, inherited or congenital deformities of the mouth, jaw, teeth, face or neck. Maxillofacial surgery is also responsible for the treatment of dental problems. It might be regarded as an upgrade to dental surgery but it encompasses more than that. It involves the conditions dealing with the mouth (oral), jaw (maxilla) and face (facial). 

Depending on the different conditions, a maxillofacial surgery can be treated as an inpatient, outpatient, emergency, scheduled or elective procedure. For further information, you should contact oral and maxillofacial specialists near you.

What happens during maxillofacial surgery?

Several procedures can be done during maxillofacial surgery. The procedures can be defined in three major types of procedures, namely diagnostic/therapeutic, dentoalveolar (which includes teeth, jawbone, gums, mouth), cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. 

Some of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include:

  • Mandibular joint surgery: This process is used to repair or reposition the jaw to help treat the temporomandibular joint disorder or burning mouth syndrome. 
  • Maxillomandibular osteotomy: This procedure is done to do a surgical repositioning of the upper and the lower jaw which will help in breathing and also help in treating obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Radiofrequency needle ablation: This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses high frequency to change nerve pathways that trigger migraine and other chronic pain disorders. 
  • Septoplasty with turbinate reduction: This is a therapeutic procedure that deals with straightening of the deviated septum and removal of nasal bones and tissues to help in improving breathing.
  • Tumour resection: This refers to the surgical removal of abnormal tissue growth and masses.

Some of the dentoalveolar procedures include:

  • Dental implants: Implants that are placed directly into the jawbone or under the gum
  • Orthognathic surgery: This is referred to as corrective jaw surgery or jaw restructure surgery.
  • Pre-prosthetic bone grafting: This is a surgical procedure in which a bone is implanted to ensure the foundation for hearing aid and dental implants. 
  • Wisdom tooth extraction: This is the process for removal of bone around the tooth.

Some of the reconstructive procedures include:

  • Craniofacial surgery: This is used to treat deformities or congenital malformations like cleft plates or to help repair fractures.
  • Lip reconstructive surgery: This procedure is conducted after skin cancer to restore the appearance and functioning of the lips.
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery: This procedure is used to reroute blood vessels when a tumor is removed from people suffering from head or neck cancer.
  • Skin grafts and flaps: In flap surgery, a living piece of tissue is transferred from one part of the body to another. 

Some of the cosmetic procedures include:

  • Blepharoplasty: eyelid surgery
  • Cheek augmentation: cheek implants
  • Genioplasty and mentoplasty: aesthetic chin surgery
  • Hair transplantation
  • Neck liposuction
  • Otoplasty: reshaping the outer ear
  • Rhinoplasty: nose job
  • Rhytidectomy:  facelift

Who qualifies for maxillofacial surgery?

Anyone who is suffering from a condition, injury, trauma or deformity in the neck, mouth, face, teeth or jaw can undergo oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why would you need maxillofacial surgery?

Maxillofacial surgery can help restore functioning in some cases and can be elective or cosmetic surgery. Some essential surgeries include jaw realignment and lip restructure surgery, and some cosmetic surgeries include rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, etc. Contact maxillofacial surgery doctors near you for this.

What are the benefits?

  • Restored functioning of body parts
  • Restoration of proper sensation in the affected body parts
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Better mobility of body parts

What are the risks?

  • Change in appearance that might not be intended
  • Damage to facial nerves that might result in loss of sensation
  • Chances of infection
  • Changes in jaw alignment
  • Changes in airflow from the nose and sinuses
  • Tissue death due to low blood flow to the tissue

Contact maxillofacial surgery hospitals near you for more details about the procedure.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

References

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-oral-surgery-1059375

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

https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/oral-maxillofacial-surgery/sections/overview/ovc-20459929

Is maxillofacial surgery dental or medical?

Maxillofacial is a unique type of surgery that merges the dental and medical procedures into one, treating a patient for trauma in the face, neck, mouth and jaw.

When do you need maxillofacial surgery?

If you experience extreme facial or dental trauma, you might require maxillofacial surgery.

Is maxillofacial surgery a major surgery?

There are different types of surgery under the maxillofacial category and some of them can be major while others are usually less intensive.

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