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What is a maxillofacial surgery and why is it done?


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Oral and Facial Surgery Center
What is a maxillofacial surgery and why is it done?Maxillofacial surgery is dentistry which is an operation that corrects injuries, defects of the mouth, the face, and the jaw, diseases. The specialists treat and diagnose problems associated with the palate, the roof of the mouth, the teeth, and maxillofacial regions. Maxillofacial surgery is conducted to ease and relieve pain and improve the jaw's function. The surgery addresses different conditions like why there is chronic dental pain, treating oral diseases, extracting the impacted teeth, placing the dental implants. This process also treats jaw problems like bone grafting, transplanting bone from one place of the mouth to the other, correcting the jaw, and fixing congenital issues.

The difference between the maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery


Oral surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons are more of the same thing. The training involves maxillofacial and oral surgery, where some surgeons have a limit to exercise oral surgery and office-based procedures while others prefer hospital-based procedures. Oral surgery is an operation performed on the jaws the gums, the area which surrounds the facial area. It includes techniques like teeth extraction, jaw surgery, bone grafts, and gum grafts. Oral surgery is performed to correct oral cancer, bone loss, impacted teeth, missing teeth, teeth that are poorly broken, extensive tooth decay, and gum diseases.

How is the recovery process in the maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery.


In maxillofacial surgery, the recovery depends on the procedure the patient underwent. The patient might experience sensitivity, bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. If the patient has stitches, they will be removed or dissolved independently after a week. The healthcare provider advises the patient on a diet during the recovery process. The recovery takes place 2-3 weeks after the procedure in oral surgery. The patient is recommended in case of bleeding; they should use a surgical gauze; the patient can take painkillers to ease pain and antibiotics to avoid infection.


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