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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Our dental hospital in Guntur specialises in oral and maxillofacial surgery. There are a wide range of diseases that comes under oral dentistry such as tooth loss,wisdom toothremoval, dental implants, unequal jaw growth(malocclusion),extraction of teeth,treatment of endodontal disease,adjunctive treatments etc.Confydentz dental hospital make sure that you go through comfortable treatment.Oral and maxillofacial surgeons hold expertise in

  • Cosmetic surgery related to jaws face and neck.
  • Facial Reconstructive surgery.
  • Extraction of wisdom tooth or diseased tooth.
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Unequal jaw growth treatment

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It isnot necessary to remove an infected wisdom tooth.There are various treatment process by which a natural tooth can become infection free.In certain cases infected tooth need to be extracted reasons are

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  • Bad breadth
  • Pain or Discomfort
  • Risk of damage to adjacent teeth
  • Risk to the adjacent teeth
  • Cysts or tumors

When is the right time to get my wisdom tooth removed ?

There are various factors which need to be kept in mind to remove a wisdom tooth.It depend on the level of infection,age of the person,condition of the jaw bone etc.A dentist can give a perfect opinion on when wisdom tooth should be removed.

What type of dentist performs wisdom teeth removal?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is considered ideal for wisdom tooth extraction.

What type of anesthesia is used?

There are various types of anesthesia used depending on the area of infection and depth of the tooth root.

  • Local Anesthetia - local anesthetia is injected around the gum area of the tooth which is being treated on removed.The area around the tooth becomes numb after sometimes and tooth is easily extracted.
  • Inhalation sedation - For people who have high oral anxiety and low pain tolerance level for them inhalation sedation is used.This makes the procedure painless for the extraction of the tooth.
  • General anesthesia - Under a “day case” general anesthetic, it is possible to do wisdom teeth removal. You can go home on the same day of procedure, even thoughyou are put to sleep completely at the time of procedure.

How long does it take to remove a wisdom tooth?

Removal of wisdom tooth differs from one person to another.It depend on the condition of tooth, area of infection,condition of the jaw bone.It generally takes around 30 minutes to remove a wisdom tooth.

Is there much pain or swelling during & after the removal of wisdom teeth?

The whole process of wisdom tooth removal is quite painless as anesthesia is injected around the gum area.A person might feel little pain and swelling after the wisdom tooth is removed

What are the possible problems following removal of wisdom teeth?

  • Little bleeding in the tooth area
  • Numbness in both the lips and tongue
  • Difficulty in eating for few days
  • Restricted mouth activities.
Wisdom teeth removal treatment in guntur

Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillocial Trauma is a sudden situation when a person experiences facial injuries from an outside blunt force.This may be due a road accident.sudden fight among people,falling form a height.It can also happen because of a disease or facial tumor. Maxillofacial Trauma may result in nasal fractures,jaw bone fractures or dislocation.It also includes breakage of any other facial or neck bone.

Maxillofacial Trauma center in guntur
Maxillofacial Trauma center in guntur
Maxillofacial Trauma center in guntur

Facial fractures

Breaking of the bones of face and mouth are called as facial fractures.This includes lower jaw, upper jaw, nose, and bones surrounding the eyes.

Causes of Facial Fractures

  • Sports injuries
  • Rail or Road accidents
  • Fight or violence
  • Falling from a height
  • Dental cysts and tumours

Treatment of facial Fractures

There are basically two types of treatments available for facial fractures

  • Conservative method- used in normal injuries when fractures and non-displaced and bones have not moved from there place.Intermaxillary Fixation (IMF) is used.
  • Surgical method-In this type of method Open Reduction and Internal fixation (ORIF)is done.This method is done in more serious and life threatning injuries.

I have a facial fracture, how long will it take to heal?

Healing depend on treatment you have undergone.It generally takes 2 to 3 weeks for to settle after a facial fracture treatment.However complete healing differs from person to person and body to body.

My face is numb or feels odd, after a facial injury, how long will this take to heal?

After a facial injury facial muscles gets damaged.face muscles and tissues take time to heal sometime even months.A person might experience numbness or zero sensation on the affected area.

What are plates used to treat facial fractures?

To repair the facial fractures stainless steel titanium miniplates and biodegradable resorbable plates are used.Titanium plates are fully compatable and very easy in application.These plates can also be used in children treatment.

Will I have to have the plates removed?

These plates are generally left inside the body as they help in providing a good structure and support.They are removed only in a case of infection.

Will the plates set off metal detectors at airports?

These plates do not set of the metal detectors at the airports because they are made up of titanium.

Do I need to tell anyone that I have a metal plate in my face/jaws?

Titanium plates are compatable to human body.They do not pose any kind of difficult to a person.It is necessary to tell beforehand while undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and computerised tomography(CT).

Why have I been told that I shouldn’t blow my nose for the next few days?

IT is suggested not to blow nose for next few days after having a facial injury.This can escalate the problem which can result in swelling in face and around the eyes.The person might feel pain in the facial area.

If I have had a facial fracture, what other things should I avoid for the next few weeks?

These instructions need to be followed-

  • Not to get involved into any type sports activities
  • Avoid hard food
  • Taking full rest for recovery
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene
  • Not to blow the nose.

Corrective Jaw surgeries

Corrective Jaw Surgeries are suggested to those people who have irregular or unequal jaws.This Surgery is done to remove all types of deformities in the jaw bone.

TMJ Ankylosis

Temperomandibular joint ankylosis is a defect where in the patient cannot open the mouth due to fusion of the TMJ. The main causes include, trauma to lower jaw which goes unnoticed during childhood, ear infections, forceps delivery etc.

Maxillofacial Pathology

The pathologies like ameloblastoma , odontogenic keratocyst , skull base tumors , salivary gland tumors etc affect the head & neck region are called as Maxillofacial pathology.

Maxillofacial infections

Infections that happen because of periodontal abscess or a decayed tooth are known as maxillofacial infections.Early recognition and right treatment procedure can solve these infection issues.

Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF)

Patients suffering from this condition will have difficulty in opening the mouth, severe burning sensation of the oral cavity, reduced tongue movements etc. This infection is related to Oral cancers which is the result areca nut chewing.