Maxillofacial surgeries are procedures that are related to the jaw, neck, face, and mouth, including the teeth. Surgeons who perform Maxillofacial surgery much be qualified and experienced in both medicine and dentistry to perform these procedures. If you are suffering an illness, injury, or disease that has affected the face, neck, jaw, or mouth, it is wise to seek the advice of a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
What Ailments Require Maxillofacial Surgery?
There are many conditions that may require a patient to seek to aid of a qualified Maxillofacial Surgeon. Examples of conditions include:
Patients born with birth defects of the face or mouth, including a cleft lip and/or palate, typically require the aid of a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. These abnormalities are corrected through soft and hard tissue reconstruction. Surgery to this area on pediatric patients will also require the aid of many other professionals, in other areas of specialty, such as neurology audiology, anesthesiology, and speech therapists for the most successful outcome.
Abnormalities of the teeth can affect a patient of any age. The causes of these issues can be due to genetic predispositions, trauma, or illness. Examples of teeth abnormities include impacted wisdom teeth, alveolar clefs, defects of the jaw, and tooth and bone loss.
Facial injuries may require the assistance of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There are countless causes of facial trauma, including those from automobile accidents and falls. Facial fractures, lacerations, or scars may lead to a number of issues for the patient.
There are numerous diseases that may require maxillofacial surgery. These include various cancers of the mouth, face, neck, and head. Tumors or cysts that arise in these areas and other conditions cause the patient to suffer from facial, head, or mouth disfiguration.
What Procedures Do Maxillofacial Surgeons Perform?
The patient diagnosis and reason for seeking the aid of a maxillofacial surgeon will determine the course of action required. If the surgeon is correcting abnormalities or injuries, these often require facial reconstruction surgery. These professionals also perform biopsies to diagnose and treat cancers of the face, mouth, or neck. As well as the oral surgery of impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, and other teeth related issues.
Reach Out to Newton Dental Associates for Help with Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation!
If injuries, deformities, or illness have affected your face, neck, jaw, or mouth, you must seek the aid of our very best Dr.Elyse Wagner. These conditions cause physical pain, health ailments, and emotional trauma for those who are suffering. For more information, and to see if maxillofacial surgery is right for you, contact our team of knowledgeable, qualified professionals today. We are standing by and ready to help you live a full, happy life.