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?
Basically, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the same thing. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is part of the training. But some surgeons don’t do both Oral Surgery and procedures that take place in the office. Other surgeons, however, favour procedures that are more hospital-based.
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.
Basically, based on the problem and procedure, your surgery varies. Some treatment methods include multiple surgeries to achieve the best result. Additionally, our surgeons are trained and will deliver anesthesia to prevent pain. The type of anesthesia will be discussed with you by your healthcare team. As for the end of the process, your surgeons might use stitches to close any surgical wound. Furthermore, sometimes your surgeon can place packing in your mouth to protect your teeth and wound. Also, it can absorb fluids like blood and pus.
When your surgery is over, you will be taken to a room where you can wake up from the anesthesia and get better. Know that you might feel some pain once the medicine wears off. Also, bleeding, swelling, and bruises are normal; you can use your jaw and teeth. Our surgical team will explain how the surgery will go and what you need to do afterward. If you get anesthesia, you should ask someone to drive you home.
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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