Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty focusing on reconstructive surgery of the face, facial trauma surgery, the oral cavity, head and neck, mouth, and jaws, as well as facial cosmetic surgery. It also includes complicated surgical extractions.
A usual myth is that an extraction is a fairly commonplace procedure which can be done by any Dentist. However, in a lot of the cases Extractions are complicated and are not to be taken lightly. Specialists carry out extractions using specialised tools which reduce the pain and discomfort of the patient. Often cases a tooth is impacted, or is not vertical as it should be. In such cases a Specialist will employ a number of complicated surgical techniques to extract the tooth. Sometimes these extractions are done in an operation theatre to ensure the presence of medical assistance.
This field also includes complicated surgical reconstructions of the jaw in case of cancer or trauma. Our face is what makes us human and our jaw or our teeth are the most critical aspect of our face. Thus, these reconstructions are extremely critical for a patients’ quality of life in case of major trauma to the face or post-recovery from diseases like oral cancer.
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