Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery contains all parts of the diagnosis and surgical care of the mouth, jaws, skull, face, head and neck. Also, it will focus on structures and their construction. What we value in this specialty is providing a comprehensive and full surgical and diagnostic service that is performed multidisciplinary to our dental clients for certain areas, including the head and neck.
OMF is a surgical specialty demanding both medical and dental degrees. Also, all Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons must have a registrable dental qualification. Furthermore, some even see it as the bridge between medicine and dentistry. Also, it treats conditions that need expertise from both medical and dentistry backgrounds, such as head and neck cancers, facial disproportion and pain, salivary gland diseases, temporomandibular joint disorders, cysts and tumours of the jaws, impacted teeth, as well as numerous problems that affect the oral mucosa including mouth ulcers and infections.
Different surgeons may choose different training for specializing in one or more of these specialized fields of Oral and Maxillofacial:
What’s the Difference between Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial dentists do pretty much the same job. Surgery on the mouth and face is part of the training. But not all doctors can do both Oral Surgery and office-based procedures. On the other hand, other doctors prefer to do procedures in hospitals.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery improves your jaw function and relieves your pain. Additionally, maxillofacial surgery can detect a wide range of dental problems and conditions, including:
Also, some procedures can treat jaw problems:
Further reasons for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
Generally, your healthcare provider will refer you to a specialist if maxillofacial is right for you. Our oral surgeon will consult you to discuss your problems. First, we will ask about your symptoms, medical history, current medications and more. Secondly, our surgeons examine your oral cavity for surrounding areas. Additionally, order tests (including dental X-Rays or 3D scans) are essential to get detailed images of your structures. Lastly, we will diagnose the condition and recommend suitable surgery.
Your surgery will be different based on the problem and the process. For the best results, some treatments require more than one surgery. Also, our surgeons are trained and will give you medicine to keep you from feeling pain. Your healthcare team will talk to you about the type of anesthesia. At the end of the process, your surgeon may use stitches to close any wounds from the surgery. Your surgeon can also sometimes put packing in your mouth to protect your teeth and wound. It can also soak up things like blood and pus.
When your surgery is done, you will be taken to a room where you can wake up from the anaesthesia and get better. Once the medicine goes off, you might feel some pain. Also, it’s normal to bleed, swell, and get bruises. You can still use your mouth and teeth. The people who will be doing the surgery will tell you how it will go and what you need to do later. You should ask someone to drive you home after getting anaesthesia.
Once you go under surgery, ask for help if you experience any signs of infection or other discomforts.
The ORIS Dental Clinics in Richmond Hill, Toronto, are ready to help with x-rays, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and much more. Our professional dentists are here to help you, and we will get the job done at an affordable price. Email us if you want to know more about our dentists and how they can help you. You can even call us right now to find out what you need to know. Your dentist can refer you to our clinic by filling out our secure online oral surgery referral form.
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