Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

What are oral and maxillofacial?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an operation to deal with conditions and lacerations affecting the mouth, teeth, and jaws of the face.

Maxillofacial surgery is done for:

  • Reconstructive and fixing of the face and neck and facial trauma.
  • Bone grafting
  • Neck and salivary glands surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery in case of congenital malformations or trauma.
  • Correcting the alignment of teeth and jaws
  • Correction of the dysfunctions of the jaw and perform implants and sinus lifts.

Before the surgery:

Before Maxillofacial Surgery, you need to be consulted by the surgeon to identify your main problem, an X-ray picture will be taken to see the structure of the maxillofacial.

The doctor will check your medical history to see if you are eligible for the surgery or not.

After finishing all the steps your doctor will provide you with the right decision, either surgery or treatment.

Maxillofacial surgery steps:

Depending on the issue and process, maxillofacial surgery differs widely. 

This surgery does not need hospital care, so you will be able to leave the hospital on the same day after the surgery.

Maxillofacial surgeons will first apply anesthesia to lessen or eliminate pain during the surgery, the right type of anesthesia will be chosen by your medical team – Local or general-

The process will differ from one type to another ( tooth extraction, bone grafts, direct dental implants, periodontal surgery, corrective jaw surgery, congenital malformations surgery )

You’ll receive thorough post-operative instructions after your oral surgery procedure. You must strictly adhere to these instructions if you want to lower your risk of bleeding, inflammation, and other side effects.

How long does recovery take?

Although recovery times differ from one patient to another, the healing time can be about one week. Your doctor will administer medications to keep you relaxed after the surgery.


After the surgery, you need to follow the health adviser’s advice to reduce the risk of bleeding, infection, pain, tooth root fragments, and injuries.

Make sure to eat soft meals and soups and get away from hard food like candies.

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