Maxillofacial Surgery in Panama
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At Dental One we provide a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery options to our patients.
Oral and Maxillofacial (OMF) surgeons specialise in diagnostic and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, soft tissues of the face and neck.
OMF surgery is unique as it requires a dual qualification, as an odontologist and as a surgeon, and is often seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds such as:
· Head and neck cancers
· Salivary gland diseases
· Facial disproportion
· Facial pain
· Impacted teeth
· Cysts and tumours of the jaws
· Mouth ulcers and infections
The treatment will correct the abnormality, relieve the pain, and allow you to return to a normal life.
When Do You Need Oral Surgery?
All maxillofacial surgeons are also oral surgeons, but not all oral surgeons are maxillofacial surgeons.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon has more advanced training than an oral surgeon and has the knowledge and certification to perform more procedures in more areas of the face.
Oral surgeons are so called because their practices are confined almost entirely to treating conditions within the mouth. The following are treatments that an oral surgeon can perform:
· Denture fittings
· Dental crowns
· Root canals
· Impacted wisdom tooth extraction
In addition, oral surgeons can treat problems with the temporomandibular joint, which is where your lower jaw attaches to your skull, as well as oral infections with their attendant swelling and pain.
When Do You Need Maxillofacial Surgery?
There are no limitations on the types of dental surgery that a maxillofacial surgeon can perform. This means that they can perform tooth extractions, dental implants, gum surgery, etc.
If you have an issue that extends beyond the mouth, you may require a maxillofacial procedure. For example, if you have an abnormality of the nasal cavity, a maxillofacial surgeon will be able to perform a procedure to correct it.
Maxillofacial surgeons are often called to treat patients who have sustained some sort of trauma to the face.
Trauma consists of a sudden, violent blow that often causes bones to break and may lead to facial disfiguration.
The following are conditions that may require the expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon:
· Bite abnormality
· Chronic facial pain
· Cleft lip and/or palate
· Bone-fused dental implants
· Difficult tooth extractions
Maxillofacial procedures at Dental One can include the treatment of:
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of tissue (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in colour. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for an organic process occurring because of disease.
Commonly, after tooth loss and/or gum disease, there is significant loss of bone. Areas where this has occurred require bone grafting.
Facial Surgery covers any medical operation that is intended to improve a person’s appearance rather than their health.
Orthodontics and Implants
Dental One clinic can deal with complex cases of facial reconstruction with missing or misaligned teeth.