Bin Arab Dental Centre
Ayse Yilmaz Bastug
Dr Tosun Dental Clinic
Armada Medical Centre
What is Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating various conditions related to the face, jaw, mouth, and neck. It combines both dental and medical knowledge to provide comprehensive care to patients with complex problems in these areas.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are highly trained and qualified dental surgeons who undergo additional years of education and training after dental school. They are licensed to perform various surgical procedures involving the mouth, jaws, teeth, facial bones, and soft tissues of the head and neck region.
The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery includes:
Dental extractions: Oral surgeons commonly perform extractions of impacted or severely damaged teeth that cannot be managed by a general dentist.
Dental implant surgery: They are skilled in the placement of dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots used to support dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Corrective jaw surgery: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can perform orthognathic surgery to correct congenital disorders, functional problems like difficulty in chewing or speaking, or aesthetic concerns related to jaw and facial structure.
Facial trauma: They handle the treatment of facial injuries resulting from accidents, falls, or sports injuries. This includes fractures, dislocations, or other facial bone injuries.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders: Oral surgeons can diagnose and treat TMJ disorders which cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joints and surrounding structures.
Cleft lip and palate repair: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are involved in the surgical correction of cleft lip and palate, a birth defect in which there is an incomplete fusion of the lip or roof of the mouth.
Oral pathology: They diagnose and treat various oral diseases including oral cancer, tumors, infections, cysts, and other pathological conditions in the oral and facial region.
Facial cosmetic surgery: Some oral surgeons also perform cosmetic procedures such as facial rejuvenation or cosmetic enhancements.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons work closely with other medical and dental specialists to provide comprehensive care to patients requiring surgical interventions in the head and neck region.