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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


What Are Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and injuries of the face, mouth, and jaw. This type of surgery can involve the repair of facial injuries, the removal of tumors and cysts in the mouth and jaw, the treatment of dental and jaw irregularities, and the correction of problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists who have completed additional training and education in surgical procedures. They work closely with other healthcare professionals such as dentists, orthodontists, and plastic surgeons to provide comprehensive care for patients. 

Why Is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Done?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is done to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the face, mouth, and jaw. Some common reasons for this type of surgery include:

Removal of impacted wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow in properly can become impacted, causing pain, infection, and other problems. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can remove these teeth to prevent further complications.

Correction of jaw abnormalities: Conditions such as an overbite or underbite can cause problems with biting and speaking, and can also lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Surgery may be needed to correct these issues.

Treatment of facial injuries: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to repair injuries to the face, jaw, and mouth, such as those caused by accidents or sports injuries.

Reconstruction of facial and jaw deformities: Surgery can be performed to correct congenital or acquired deformities such as cleft lip and palate, facial asymmetry, or jaw tumors.

Removal of tumors and cysts: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can remove tumors and cysts in the mouth and jaw, which can be benign or malignant.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are a popular treatment option for people missing one or more teeth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are qualified to place dental implants. It's important to note that this is not an exhaustive list and there can be many other reasons why oral and maxillofacial surgery may be required. These procedures are typically done under general anesthesia or IV sedation, and recovery time can vary depending on the type of surgery and individual factors.

What Are The Risks Or Complications Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, oral and maxillofacial surgery carries some risks and potential complications. Some possible complications include:

Infection: As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection. Your surgeon will take steps to minimize this risk, such as prescribing antibiotics before and after the procedure.

Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal after surgery, but excessive bleeding can be a problem.

Numbness or changes in sensation: Surgery on the face, jaw, or mouth can cause temporary or permanent numbness or changes in sensation.

Scarring: Surgery can leave scars, which can be noticeable if they are on the face or jaw. Injury to blood vessels or nerves: Surgery on the face or jaw can cause injury to blood vessels or nerves, which can lead to complications.

Implant failure: In case of dental implant, implant failure can occur due to various reasons such as infection, poor healing, or implant rejection.

Allergic reactions: Rarely, people may have an allergic reaction to the anesthesia or other medications used during the procedure. It's important to discuss these risks and any others that may apply to your specific situation with your surgeon before the procedure. In addition, it's important to follow the post-surgery instructions given by the surgeon to minimize the risk of complications.

What Are The Advantages Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery can provide a number of benefits for patients, including:

Improved function: Surgery can improve the ability to bite, chew, and speak.

Improved appearance: Surgery can correct deformities or injuries that affect the appearance of the face and jaw.

Relief from pain and discomfort: Surgery can relieve pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as impacted wisdom teeth, jaw abnormalities, and TMJ disorders.

Preservation of teeth: Surgery can help to preserve teeth that would otherwise need to be removed.

Improved oral health: Surgery can improve overall oral health by removing tumors or cysts, and correcting jaw abnormalities.

Improved self-esteem and self-confidence: Surgery can improve self-esteem and self-confidence by improving the appearance of the face and jaw.

Improved quality of life: The improvement in the function and appearance of the face, jaw and mouth can lead to an overall improvement in the quality of life. It's important to note that the benefits of surgery will vary depending on the individual case, and the specific procedure that is being done. Oral and maxillofacial surgery can provide a wide range of improvements, but it's important to keep in mind that it's a major procedure that may have some risks, as well as a recovery time. 

What’s The Difference Between Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery are similar in that they both involve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and injuries of the face, mouth, and jaw. However, there is a subtle difference between the two terms. Oral surgery generally refers to surgery that is performed on the structures inside the mouth, such as the teeth, gums, and jawbone.

This can include procedures such as dental extractions, jaw surgery, and the placement of dental implants. Maxillofacial surgery, on the other hand, refers to surgery that is performed on the bones of the face and jaw, as well as the surrounding soft tissue.

This can include procedures such as the correction of jaw abnormalities, the treatment of facial injuries, and the removal of tumors and cysts in the jaw. In practice, the terms "oral surgery" and "maxillofacial surgery" are often used interchangeably, and both refer to the same surgical specialty. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists who have completed additional training and education in surgical procedures. They are qualified to perform both oral and maxillofacial procedures.

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Pietro Cuombo Pietro Cuombo / UK

Excellent choice.
After two years chat with the caring, honest coordinator/ translator Christine I have decided and chose Papatya Dental Hospital.
From day one I had a nice feeling about the clinic, beautiful young lady and Emre the professional dentist.
Everyone in the clinic were very kind, treatment was done professionally and highly recommend.
Thank you guys

Achillefs sousalis Achillefs sousalis / Denmark

I have chosen PAPATYA Dental Hospital
After long time on Google search, and talking to a lot of people, I have decided on PAPATYA Dental Hospital, in Antalya.
I have chosen PAPATYA Dental Hospital. Already from day one I was started feeling relaxed from the welcoming from the lobby young people, Merve the beautiful young Lady and the handsome young Man Emre. The travel coordinators/translators, Bazi and Toga and the hospitals driver's. The implantation doctor, Dr.Ahmet Göktaş, I do hope that is the correct spelling. He is kind and friendly and above all very good in what he does. The Young dentist have treated me Yesterday, was very gentle and kind. I will find out about he's name on Tuesday when he will work on me again. Not to forget their supervisor, he's just fine person. I don't recall the name but I will correct my report in an other time, I am sure. OK, take good care of yourselves everyone. Keep Healthy in order to be able to help more people coming to your way.

Lana Sharb Lana Sharb / UK

I had some teeth problems regarding fillings, veneers and implants. Papatya is a life saver, the implants installing process wasn’t hard at all, it took less than 1 hour for 3 implants, I came back after two months after the implant was done, zirconia crowns are the best materials and they suggested it for me. I’m so happy with my smile makeover, thank you Papatya for making me smile again

Chloe Miller Chloe Miller / UK

I used to have couple of missing teeth since I wasn’t caring much about my teeth and I regret it, Dr. Ahmet is the best implant specialist I’ve seen. He tell you the best treatment for you and he answers all your questions. He is really so experienced and professional. Thank you for everything and special thanks to Dr. Ahmet and his assistant

Claara Miller Claara Miller / France

I’m sooo satisfied with my implants, I went to Antalya 3 months ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! They’re cheaper and even better than UK dentists. You don’t feel any amateurism in any form. I got veneers installed on my second visit and they look amazing . Thank you Dr Ilhan and dr Ahmed .

Sam Stevens Sam Stevens / UK

They take their work seriously, they are not boutique dental clinic they are a dental hospital. I around 7 implants and plenty of veneer work. on two visits the treatment plan was implemented as we agreed no hidden fees. Get your teeth sorted here i highly recommend them :)

Simon Simon / UK

I texted Dr. Anilcan on his personal number and he was so helpful, I had some sensitivity issues. After I got my teeth done I haven’t had any ace or sensitivity. If you’re looking to get your teeth done go for it they’re the best in Antalya in terms of quality and prices

Gabriel Harris Gabriel Harris / France

I’m honestly glad i chose this clinic, I had 2 implants and Emax veneers set and the outcome is amazing! I was really pleased with my dental treatment and my stay, Konyaalti is a great place for relaxing and they are next to it. No regrets, you won’t be disappointed

John John / UK

I had an unfortunate fight with my Airbnb host over some accommodation issues and my teeth got damaged, I went to Papatya for a check-up for my front teeth. They were so calming and helpful. Lucky me they had their orthodontist working on that day so they fitted me in. My front two teeth were swinging a bit and Dr. Hasan did an amazing job just in about 30 mins. He told me to go for a check-up after two weeks since I was going back home. I went for a check-up back in home and everything went fine. Thanks to Dr. Hasan my front teeth are still healthy. They have an amazing staff, Thank you Papatya you’re a lifesaver.

Klara Spencer Klara Spencer / UK

I had some orthodontic problems back at home and I wanted to change my teeth' appearance so bad!, Dr. Eren helped me with this and they look astonishing Clinic is clean and the staff is very overwhelming, highly recommended!


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