Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws and face.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry. OMF is also seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry as treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours. OMF is treating of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.
Which Treatments Does Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Include?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes extensive application areas and allows solving both medical and cosmetic problems. Some of these applications can be listed as follows:
- Implant (maxillofacial, dental)
- Tooth extraction
- Impacted Tooth Extraction
- Sinus Lifting
- Genioplasty, Maxillary Osteotomy, Mandibular Osteotomy, Bimaxillary -Osteotomy within the scope of jaw surgery
- Arthrocentesis, Arthroscopy, Open Joint Surgery within the scope of temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) surgery
- Cyst or Tumor Resections
What is an embedded tooth extraction?
The reason why impacted wisdom teeth are a problem; genetically, this tooth is no longer needed and our jaws are getting smaller. As our jaws get smaller, 20th-year-old teeth are forced to find a place for themselves and therefore cannot come out like other teeth. The 20th-year-old teeth, which cannot find a place for themselves, push the front tooth and press, which causes crowding. In addition, they can easily become inflamed because they are too far behind and the gingiva around them are not in the normal anatomical structure.
Why is sinus lifting done?
Sinus grafting is used to apply implant treatment to edentulous areas as a result of filling the sagging sinus cavities. Thanks to this process, sufficient volume is created for the length and width of the implant, which must be fully inserted into the bone.
What are the dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, in the form of screws or roots, which are placed in the jawbone to replace the lost tooth and imitate tooth roots. The dental implant is biologically compatible with the body thanks to its titanium compounds. It helps to eliminate structural disorders in the jaw.