What is Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery is a branch of science that diagnoses and treats injuries, defects and diseases that occur on the face, jaw and hard and soft tissues of these areas. In our country, oral, dental and maxillofacial surgeons receive an additional 4 to 6 years of specialization training after 5 years of dentistry education.
What kind of treatments do Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgeons do?
Removal of teeth that are impacted and lose their potential for eruption by an open surgical procedure,
Helping impacted teeth to erupt by uncovering,
Diagnosis and treatment of soft and hard tissue lesions,
Preparation of the patient's mouth before prosthesis (correction of soft and hard tissues),
Treatment of vertical and horizontal bone deficiencies (augmentation with autografts or other allogeneic - alloplastic grafts),
Diagnosis and treatment of benign cystic and tumoral lesions in the oral mucosa and jawbones (enucleation, marsupialization),
Surgical treatments (corticotomy, piezosurgical treatments) to accelerate tooth movements in patients who have orthodontically corrected teeth,
Diagnosis and treatment of jaw fractures,
Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (lower jaw joint) disorders,
Atypical facial pain,