Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty concerning surgery of the facial region involving soft tissues and hard tissues. To be precise, it is the surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The following categories come under this specialty :
Minor Oral Surgical Treatment - surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth, surgery in relation to the maxillary sinus, complicated exodontics, frenectomy, preprosthetic surgical procedures, cyst enucleation, treatment of various lesions in the oro-facial region, management of oral submucous fibrosis and related precancerous conditions, pre-orthodontic surgical procedures, apicectomy etc.
Maxillofacial Trauma - includes soft tissue injuries of the facial region, fractures of the mandible, maxilla, zygoma, TM joint injuries and dentoalveolar complex injuries. Correction of secondary deformities following maxillofacial injuries including orbital reconstructions.
Infections of the dentofacial region including odontogenic infections.
Pathologic lesions of the dentofacial region such as cysts and tumors of the face and jaws.
Cosmetic surgical treatment (Orthognathic Surgery) of malalignment and maldevelopment of the jaws, including dentofacial deformities, assymetry etc.
Correction of cleft lip, cleft palate
Correction of nasal deformities (Rhinoplasty etc.)
Oral, Head and Neck cancers - Detection, Primary Management of Oral Cancers & Cancer Prevention
Surgical Management of Oral & Head and Neck Cancers
Reconstructive procedures following trauma or cancer surgery of the oro-maxillofacial regions.
Preprosthetic surgery and Dental Implants
Temporomandibular Joint disturbances management & TMJ surgery
Oro-facial pain and other neurological abnormalities of the oro-facial region
Management of mentally retarded, medically compromised, pediatric and geriatric patients requiring complex surgical and dental procedures of the oro-facial region.