Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized surgical specialty that focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the mouth, face, jaw, head, neck and oral cavity. This branch of medicine also deals with aesthetic dentistry.
Oral surgeons usually work with patients who are afflicted with severe disfigurement caused by a variety of conditions or accidents such as traumatic accidents, burns, birth defects, accident-related diseases and even dental diseases. The most common of these conditions are birth defects. Many people who have a child with a birth defect may go through painful and expensive surgeries to correct the defect such as microsurgery. Other conditions that may require surgery include facial trauma, jaw fractures, trauma to the facial bones, and facial injuries due to dental disease.
Oral surgeons may also perform cosmetic procedures to restore a missing tooth. Oral surgeons may also perform oral surgeries to correct abnormal teeth and other defects in the teeth. In some cases, oral surgeons may perform procedures to repair broken or fractured teeth.
Oral surgeons usually practice different techniques when performing surgeries. They typically administer general anesthesia, which makes the patient very relaxed during the oral surgery procedure. During surgery, they carefully make sure that no vital body parts are exposed to their hands. All surgical procedures require the supervision of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Even if the procedure is being performed under general anesthesia, there is still a risk for complications arising out of anesthesia.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons do not use traditional methods of surgery in treating their patients. Rather, they prefer to perform advanced and new techniques in order to minimize the risks involved. They use modern techniques and equipment to ensure that all the patient’s wounds are healed properly. These surgeons also perform complicated surgical procedures without using needles. They are trained to perform complex surgeries, which are done by a team of specialists who work together in an environment that is highly sterile and hygienic.
Oral surgeons specialize in the field of oral medicine and are trained in the different types of procedures that help them treat patients. Oral surgeons do not just concentrate on treating diseases, but they also give special attention to treating the patients who need reconstructive procedures. Oral surgeons perform surgery in order to give patients who need surgery and reconstruction a completely new look.
Oral surgeons also perform reconstructive surgeries on patients who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to disease and accidents. Dentists generally specialize in one specific type of treatment or procedure. An oral surgeon can perform surgeries such as dental implants, bone grafts, reconstructive dentistry, sinus lifts, and jaw surgery to fix any kind of dental defect. If the problem is severe, then oral surgeons can even perform reconstructive procedures such as root canals and tooth extractions.
Oral surgeons are also qualified to perform oral surgeries to correct birth defects like deviated septum, microtia, cleft lip, cleft palate. They have the skill and expertise in handling patients with many different needs and ailments.