Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty that combines both medicine and dentistry. It focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and trauma affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck that are caused by incidents such as falls, assaults and car accidents. In this field, oral maxillofacial surgeons manage complex craniofacial structure injuries that occur on the teeth, palate and the bones and tissues found in the jaw or lower face (maxillofacial area).

Why Is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Done?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery in Singapore is used to help improve jaw function, treat dental problems and reduce pain and discomfort. Common procedures include:

  • Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) - This helps to realign the jaws or correct a crooked bite.
  • Mandibular joint surgery - It is used to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by restoring and realigning the jaw.
  • Oral, head and neck treatment - This surgical procedure is done to remove cancerous tissues found in the head and neck and repair the surgical site for facial improvement.
  • Facial trauma treatment - It helps treat facial injuries such as facial fractures or damage to maxillofacial tissue.
  • Bone grafting - It involves the replacement of missing bone in the jaw through the implantation of an autologous bone.
  • Craniofacial surgery - It is used to correct cleft lip and palate and other congenital abnormalities to restore function and appearance.
  • Dental implants - It includes the placement of metal posts or frames inside the jawbone where teeth are missing to maintain facial structure and avoid bone deterioration.
  • Wisdom tooth extraction - This procedure is typically used to remove an impact wisdom tooth, or pre-emptively as recommended.

Who Are Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Singapore specialise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions and injuries involving the head, neck, mouth, jaw and face. These surgeons have specialised training to perform procedures that correct maxillofacial problems and defects or make cosmetic adjustments. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon may also address certain conditions like sleep apnoea, which may be treated by realigning the upper and lower jaws to open the airways.

What Oral & Maxillofacial Procedures Does PKWY Dental Specialist Practice Provide?

PKWY Dental Specialist Practice provides a wide range of comprehensive oral and maxillofacial treatment in Singapore, which include:

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