Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a branch of dentistry that deals with the soft and hard tissues in the mouth, chin and face, as well as any related diseases – both in congenital cases and also in patients whose symptoms develop later in life.
This discipline is also applied in the case of medical and surgical treatments that deal with aesthetical, functional and phonation disorders, which may have arisen due to the presence of infection, trauma or other pathological causes.
This branch of dentistry includes:
- The extraction of embedded, complicated, impacted and fully erupted teeth
- The medical and surgical treatment of all kinds of infections of the mouth, chin and face
- The surgical treatment of cystic and tumoral formations occurring in the jaws
- Treatment of soft tissue diseases in the mouth area
- Treatment of bone lesions of a dental origin (Apical Resection)
- Treatment of fractures in the chin and facial area
- Pre prosthetic surgery
- Dental implant placement and related procedures
- Maxillary sinus pathologies and treatments related to the teeth and jaws
- Surgical correction of deformities that cause aesthetic and functional disorders in the mouth, chin and facial area
- Orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery – Corrections of the mouth, chin, face or jaws using surgical methods
- Surgical methods to correct both hard and soft tissue deficiencies for dental implant applications