Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
What kind of a dentistry branch is oral & maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the medical-surgical specialty that focuses on prevention, research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity and the facial skeleton, and cervical structures related directly or indirectly to them.
What areas oral & maxillofacial surgery cover?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery works in a very complex anatomical area and covers a variety of procedures. The maxillofacial surgeon performs from wisdom tooth extractions or dental implants, even aesthetics, oncology and reconstructive surgery. This specialty is closely related to plastic surgery, neurosurgery and otolaryngology, which works closely with, overlapping in some areas, as well as the dental specialties of orthodontics and prosthodontics.There are different types of oral and maxillofacial surgery, designed to treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms, as impacted teeth, facial injuries and deformities, misaligned jaws, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders of sleep apnea and oral cancers. The methods include, but are not limited to tooth extraction, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and dental implants.