Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty deals with the treatment of infections and deformities that occur in the facial region, including the jaw and buccal region. At Medway Hospitals, our dental surgeons perform complicated procedures in the treatment of the entire facial complex and the anatomical area of the mouth, jaws, face, and skull as an associated structure.

Highly specialized operations within the entire spectrum of dentistry are carried out, which include-root canal treatment, dental restoration with caps and crowns, teeth extraction, dental fillings of cavities, tooth decay treatment, teeth setting (dental implants), cosmetic dental care, prosthesis and bridge procedures, smile designing (cosmetic dentistry), orthodontics (teeth alignment), and also pediatric dentistry. Advanced dentistry such as implantology, which includes patient-specific implants, done after scanning the dental and maxillofacial structure is also done here.

Maxillofacial surgeries for trauma treatment of facial bones are also performed here. Fracturesof theorbital bone, nasal bone, mandible, maxilla, etc., are all remedied. Procedures for cyst removal, as well as orthognathic surgery (cosmetic skeletal surgery), and rhinoplasty are also performed. Cleft and craniofacial surgery for treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate have been successfully done at Medway for years. This includes periodic surgeries for problems in lip, palate, alveolus (teeth-bearing segment), ear, nose, and jaw. Surgeries are also done to remedy feeling, swallowing, treating ear infections, facial asymmetry, and joint replacement.

Finally, cancer surgery of the head and neck region, including high-end maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery is done. Maxillectomy (radical removal of maxilla) to treat mucormycosis (black fungus), followed by replacement with implants (full replacement of upper jaw) is also done.

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An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist in treating pathological problems associated with the jaws, teeth, mouth, and face. The type of problems we see can be as simple as tooth extraction or as complicated as reconstructive or tumor surgery. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in dentistry and completion of an approved internship and residency training program which is usually college and hospital.
Before leaving our office, we made sure the bleeding was under control. We recommend that you leave the gauze on the surgery site for at least 30 minutes after you go home. Bite down with firm pressure during this time. Then gently remove the gauze. If bright red blood is leaking from the surgical area, place a clean, damp piece of gauze in your mouth and bite down again with firm pressure for another 30 minutes. After that, the bleeding should have subsided. A pink tint to your saliva is normal and may persist for a day or two.
Painkillers can cause mild stomach upset. That is why we recommend that you drink a dairy product before taking any medication for the first time.