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Maxillofacial Surgery Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Maxillofacial Surgery

If you have a problem that is giving you discomfort and prevents you from doing regular activities, you may need to contact an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to repair the abnormality, relieve the pain, and allow you to resume your usual activities.

You may probably guess from the name that maxillofacial surgery deals with the face and front of the head. The Latin word root “maxilla” signifies “jawbone.” As a result, the phrase "maxillofacial" refers to the jawbones and face, and maxillofacial surgery is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating problems in this area.

A maxillofacial surgeon at Apollo Kondapur is a dental expert who has an extensive medical understanding of diseases that affect not just the teeth and jaws, but also the bones and soft tissues of the face, as well as the training to treat these conditions surgically and administer anaesthesia correctly. The phrase oral and maxillofacial surgeon is commonly used to describe these specialists since the mouth includes the teeth, is intimately related to the jaws, and is an important component of the face.

How the procedure is performed?

The following are some of the most common oral and maxillofacial surgeries:

  • Tooth extractions that are as painless as possible.
  • Teeth that are worn down or impacted, wisdom teeth, and retained tooth roots are surgically removed.
  • Biopsies are commonly used to diagnose and treat mouth cancer. The process entails extracting a sample of aberrant cells from a tissue sample for laboratory examination.
  • To prepare for orthodontic treatment, impacted canines are exposed.
  • Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is a type of surgery used to correct jaw abnormalities.
  • Removal of cysts from the jaw, mouth, or face (such as the lips).
  • Tumours in the jaw, mouth, or face are removed (usually caused by oral or mouth cancer).
  • Following a face injury, facial or jaw reconstruction may be necessary.

What are the benefits of maxillofacial?

You may notice a significant improvement in your face look and speech after maxillofacial surgery. It can also have a good impact on a variety of other elements of your life. The following are some of the difficulties that a maxillofacial surgery can help with:

  • Chewing: If you're having trouble chewing or swallowing food because of a misaligned jaw, maxillofacial surgery may be able to assist. Surgery to correct your jaw makes regular tasks like eating more enjoyable.
  • Speech: Your speech is affected by the misalignment of your teeth and jaw. This is a critical issue to address, particularly in youngsters as they begin to talk and write.
  • Headaches: A misplaced jaw can cause headaches and discomfort in most situations. Corrective jaw surgery relieves discomfort, and you may need fewer pain medicines as a result.
  • Sleeping: Many individuals with a protruding or receding jaw breathe through their mouths, which can cause breathing and sleeping issues. Sleep apnea can be treated with maxillofacial surgery. This helps you to get enough rest and gives you the energy you need to live a productive life.
  • Joint discomfort: You may have had persistent jaw pain as a result of a misaligned jaw. This type of discomfort can be alleviated with maxillofacial surgery.

What are the Side effects?

Surgical risks may include:

  • There is a blood loss.
  • Infection.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Fracture of the jaw.
  • The jaw reverts to its previous position.
  • Jaw joint soreness and problems with biting fit.
  • More surgery is required.
  • On a few teeth, root canal treatment is required.

When to see a doctor?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes a variety of procedures such as implants and extractions. Patients frequently undergo oral surgery as a result of:

Injuries caused by chance: -

  • Trauma
  • Diseases
  • Deformities
  • Problems with the gums
  • Caries in the teeth
  • Loss of teeth

For all oral operations, a local anaesthetic is also utilised. An oral surgeon may propose combining a local anaesthetic with conscious sedation or a general anaesthetic, depending on the kind of surgery.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kondapur

Call 1860-500-2244 to book an appointment

Maxillofacial is a safe procedure and can help correct problems in gums, teeth, and more. Consult your doctor for more information on the same.

What's the difference between a maxillofacial surgeon and an oral surgeon?

Although the phrases "oral and maxillofacial surgeon" and "oral and maxillofacial surgeon" are sometimes used interchangeably, the precise term is "oral and maxillofacial surgeon." They are distinct from ordinary dentists, who are dental surgeons. Additional training has been completed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

What is the role of a maxillofacial surgeon?

Surgical procedures on the mouth, jaws, and face are performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. This area includes procedures such as facial cosmetic surgery, pathology & reconstruction, TMJ surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implant surgery, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), wisdom tooth extraction, and bone grafting.

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