Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (aka OMF) is a dental branch specializing in the surgical treatment of oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region-related diseases and/or traumas. Surgeons or dentists treat patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly people, covering a wide variety of conditions.

Surgical procedures include: 

Dentoalveolar surgery - a procedure performed in conditions such as: impacted teeth that require problematic tooth extractions, bone grafting or preprosthetic surgery before implant or any other dental placements.

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) - a surgical procedure performed to correct a series of facial skeletal and dental irregularities. It aims to improve breathing, chewing, and speaking abilities affected by irregularities. The doctor may resort to surgery when these problems can’t be treated with orthodontic appliances. Correction of most common dentofacial deformities:

  • Open bite - the surgeon removes a horizontal part of the upper jaw and then secures it with screws. This way the upper jaw is aligned over the lower one in a correct and balanced position;
  • Underbite (protruding lower jaw) - the surgeon separates the bone in the rear from the front part of the jaw, and then modifies it to correct the patient’s misalignment;
  • Receding lower jaw or “weak chin” - the surgeon separates the bone in the lower portion of the jaw from its base and repositions it by moving it forward and securing it with screws.
  • Head and neck cosmetic surgery – includes facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, cheek/chin augmentation, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, oculoplastics, neck liposuction, lip enhancement, injectable cosmetic procedures, etc.

Diagnostics and treatment of other maxillofacial region pathology: 

  • Benign cysts or tumors of the head and neck
  • Malignant tumors of the head and neck
  • Reconstructive surgery and microvascular surgery (usually after the removal of tumors)
  • Congenital craniofacial malformations such as:
  • Cleft lip - an opening in the upper lip that may be extended into the nose
  • Cleft palate - an opening of the roof of the mouth into the nose 
  • Cleft lip and palate together
  • Craniosynostosis - the premature fusion and ossification of one or more of the fibrous sutures of the infant skull, which doesn’t allow it to expand in a normal direction
  • Chronic facial pain disorders (trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders - dysfunction of the mastication muscles and the temporomandibular joints
  • Trauma of the soft and hard tissue of the oral and maxillofacial region (cheekbone fracture, nasal fracture, jaw fracture, skull fracture)

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Providers that provide Maxillofacial Surgery Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Dentica by Cristina Suaza
7 Colombia
Americas Dental Care
1 Costa Rica
Riverside Oral Surgery
1 United States
BIDH Dental Hospital
1 Thailand
Central Clinic Of Athens
1 Greece
Eurokliniki S.a.
1 Greece
Vithas Valencia Consuelo Hospital
1 Spain
Da Vinci Dental Clinic
2 United Kingdom
Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Andrea
Not Rated
0 Italy
Clínica Dental Dra. Martínez Bru
Not Rated
0 Spain
Platinum Dental Group - Vietnam
Not Rated
0 Vietnam
PSG Hospitals
Not Rated
0 India
Kims Al Shifa
Not Rated
1 India
Clinica Dental Dr. Wehmeyer & Dr. Bäumchen
Not Rated
0 Spain
Adamantio Dental Center
Not Rated
0 Greece
Aek Udon International Hospital
Not Rated
0 Thailand
Anna Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Poland
Armidale Private Hospital
Not Rated
0 Australia
Not Rated
0 Germany
Aster MIMS
Not Rated
0 India