Maxillofacial & Dental Surgery
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Maxillofacial surgery is a surgery that is done to correct diseases, injuries or defects to your face, jay or mouth by maxillofacial surgeon who are highly trained dental surgeons who are experts in identifying and treating problems with bones and tissues of your jaw and lower face (also known as maxillofacial area), root of your mouth (also know as palate) and your teeth.
Maxillofacial surgery is primarily done to improve jaw function and relieve pain. There are several dental problems address by maxillofacial surgery and includes the following:
There are several jaw problems address by maxillofacial surgery and includes the following
Maxillofacial surgery is also done in conditions like the following:
When you visit a dentist or a primary care provider and they recognize that your condition needs a maxillofacial surgery, they will refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon. When you consult with a maxillofacial surgeon you will be asked about your symptoms, your medical history and any medications that you may be currently taking. Then the surgeon will examine your oral cavity and surrounding areas. They will order tests such as dental X-rays, 3D scans to get detailed images of the maxillofacial structures. This will help them diagnose the condition accurately and then recommend a treatment plan and corrective surgery.
Depending on the problem the procedures vary. Some surgeries can be performed in an out-patient setting and post the surgery you can go home on the same day. Certain other conditions might warrant multiple surgeries done over a period of time to achieve the desired results. Anaesthesia is an important component of maxillofacial surgery and our surgeons are highly trained to handle different types of anaesthesia and will decide and discuss with you on what type of anaesthesia is best for you. Once the surgery is completed, they may have to use stitches to close the wound or may use packing in your mouth to protect your teeth or the wound and to absorb fluids such as blood and pus.
Post the surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room. Once your anaesthesia wears out might experience some discomfort or pain. You may also experience bleeding, bruising, swelling and limited use of jaw and teeth. Your surgeon will discuss with you how the surgery went, do’s and don’ts during recovery, when you can go home and how to take care of yourself during recovery. If you receive anaesthesia, you should have someone drive you home.
Maxillofacial surgery can relieve chronic pain permanently, it can improve your jaw function and it can improve your appearance.
Risks from maxillofacial surgery includes:
Your stitches will either dissolve or will be removed in a week. You may experience discomfort such as sensitivity, swelling, bleeding that will last for a few days. You will be given pain medications to keep you comfortable. You will have to avoid certain foods and activities for a few days or weeks after surgery depending on the type of procedure you have had. You will be recommended to avoid sugary drinks, hot and cold drinks, avoid tobacco products, avoid exercising, avoid foods that are hard and chewy, prescribe a liquid diet, asked to rest, asked to rinse your teeth instead of brushing for a few days to kill bacteria in the mouth, etc
Please call the hospital if you experience fever, chills, abnormal bleeding or swelling, chronic pain that does not get better gradually, have a salty or metallic or bad taste in the mouth that does not go away, develop pus in the mouth.
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We have some of the best maxillofacial surgeons, dentist and dental surgeons in Chennai on-board at MGM Healthcare, with years of expertise to accurately diagnose and treat any conditions relating to your face, jaw and mouth. We constantly update our technological infrastructure and information systems and keep abreast of the latest trends and new equipments, technologies and procedures. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle is looking for maxillofacial and dental surgery services, MGM Healthcare is here to care for you.Consult Us
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