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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Department of oral & maxillofacial surgery Dr.Muthus Hospitals believes in a holistic approach to health and is committed to excellence. We also believe in patient-centered and personalized care.

The scope of the speciality is extensive and includes, but is not necessarily confined to:

Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Peri-Implant Surgery, Facial Pain, Odontogenic / Head and Neck Infections, Cysts and Tumors, Cranio Maxillo Facial Trauma, Temporomandibular Joint Conditions, Salivary Gland Disorders, Facial Deformity, Congenital Malformations, Oral Cancer, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Reconstruction.

Maxillofacial surgery is an operation performed by a highly trained dental surgeon. A variety of maxillofacial procedures can treat diseases, fix injuries or correct defects in your face, jaw or mouth. As with any operation, maxillofacial surgery has certain risks. But the procedures help many reduce pain, fix deformities and restore function.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a unique surgical speciality, and is generally considered a bridge between ‘Medicine’ and ‘Dentistry.’ The breadth and scope of the speciality are vast and ever-expanding. We provide consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with conditions or diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

The division provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient services. The department treats patients of all age groups and provides comprehensive pathological, functional and cosmetic surgical services to the patients. We collaborate with other specialities when needed.

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery refers to a surgical specialty that involves the diagnosis, surgery, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects affecting the head, neck, face, jaws, and oral cavity.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a recognised specialty in dentistry and requires additional years of specialised training beyond dental school. OMFS surgeons are trained to perform a wide range of surgeries, including tooth extractions, corrective jaw surgery, dental implant placement, and treatment of facial trauma. They may also work with other medical specialties to treat more complex cases.

Common procedures

There are certain procedures that are frequently performed by dentists and oral surgeons. These procedures range from routine wisdom teeth extractions to more complex jaw and facial surgeries. Here’s a breakdown of some common procedures you may encounter.

  • Wisdom teeth extraction

    This is a routine procedure where the third molars (wisdom teeth) are removed to prevent overcrowding, infection, and other complications.

  • Dental implants

    This is a surgical procedure where artificial tooth roots are positioned in the jawbone to support replacement teeth.

  • Jaw surgery

    This is performed to correct abnormalities or misalignments in the jaw, which can cause pain, difficulty chewing or speaking, and other issues.

  • Facial trauma surgery

    This procedure is typically performed following facial injuries caused by accidents, falls, or other trauma. It may include repairing fractures, lacerations, or other damage to the facial bones or soft tissue.

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Benefits of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Improved oral health: OMFS can treat a range of oral issues such as impacted teeth, jaw misalignment, and gum disease. By addressing these issues, patients can enjoy better oral health and a reduced risk of future problems.

  • Improved overall health: OMFS can help treat conditions that may affect other parts of the body.

  • Enhanced appearance: OMFS can also improve the appearance of the face and jaw, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.

  • Increased self-esteem: In addition to the benefits already mentioned, OMFS can help with issues such as facial trauma and reconstructive surgery, further improving self-esteem.

  • Other benefits: These include improved ability to speak and eat comfortably, as well as relief from chronic pain or discomfort. By addressing both functional and aesthetic concerns, OMFS offers a comprehensive approach to improving oral and overall health.

Pre and post-procedure care

Before your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, your surgeon will likely provide you with specific instructions to follow in the days leading up to your procedure. This may include recommendations on what to eat or drink, as well as guidelines on medications you should avoid.

After your surgery, it’s important to take good care of yourself in order to promote healing and prevent complications. You may need to rest, avoid certain foods, and take pain medication as prescribed by your surgeon.

Risks and complications

  • Bleeding

    It is a common risk associated with any surgery. Here, it can be particularly problematic because of the abundance of blood vessels in the mouth and face.

  • Infection

    It can occur if bacteria get into the surgical site. Symptoms of infection include fever, swelling, and redness around the surgical area.

  • Swelling

    It’s a normal part of the healing process after surgery. However, excessive swelling can cause discomfort and difficulty eating or speaking.

  • Bruising

    It can occur after surgery due to the disruption of blood vessels. It typically resolves on its own within a few days to a week.

  • Numbness

    It can occur if nerves are damaged during the surgery.

  • Pain

    Pain after surgery is normal and can be managed with medication. However, severe or prolonged pain may be a sign of complications.

  • Damage to teeth, nerves, or sinuses

    During surgery, there is a risk of damage to nearby teeth, nerves, or sinuses. This can lead to additional procedures to correct the damage.

  • Anaesthesia complications

    Anaesthesia is generally safe, but there is always a small risk of complications, such as an allergic reaction or respiratory problems.

  • Difficulty opening mouth

    After some Oral and Maxillofacial surgeries, patients may have difficulty opening their mouths due to swelling or muscle stiffness.

  • Scarring

    While most surgical scars are small and heal well, some patients may develop noticeable scars after Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. It is important to discuss any concerns about scarring with your surgeon before the procedure.

Oral Medicine

Oral Manifestations of Systemic DiseasesOral DiagnosisOral Health ScreeningMucosal DisordersOral Ulcers
Red and White LesionsPremalignant DiseaseOral SurgeryOral BiopsySurgical Extraction of Teeth
Surgical Extraction of Wisdom Teeth / Third MolarsSurgical Exposure of Impacted TeethPeri Apical Infections and PathologyFrenectomyOro Antral Fistula Repair
Transplantation of TeethRemoval or Reduction of ToriAlveoloplastyGenial Tubercle ReductionPre-prosthetic Surgery
Mylohyoid Ridge ReductionVestibuloplastRidge AugmentationRidge ReductionBone Grafts

Peri-Implant Surgery

Osseointegrated ImplantsDental ImplantsSinus Lift ProceduresSoft Tissue Procedures in Implant Therapy
Zygoma ImplantsMaxillofacial ImplantsBone GraftingFacial Pain
Dental PainAtypical Facial PainMyofacial Pain Dysfunction SyndromeTrigeminal Neuralgia

Odontogenic / Head and Neck Infections

Dental InfectionsPeriapical InfectionsFascial Space Infections
Ludwig’s AnginaNecrotizing FasciitisOsteomyelitis
OsteonecrosisOsteoradionecrosisMedication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ / BRONJ)

Cysts and Tumors

Radicular CystDevelopmental CystsOdontogenic Keratocyst
Aneurysmal Bone CystStafne CystAmeloblastoma
Dentigerous CystBenign Fibro-osseous DiseaseGiant Cell Lesions
Vascular MalformationsNeurogenic Tumors

Cranio Maxillo Facial Trauma

Contusions, Lacerations, Avulsive InjuriesBite InjuriesParotid Duct InjuriesGun Shot Injuries
Dentoalveolar FracturesMaxillary FracturesMandibular FracturesNasal Fractures
Zygoma FracturesOrbital FracturesFrontal Sinus FracturesNaso Orbito Ethmoid Complex Fractures
Pan Facial FracturesSkull FracturesLe Fort FracturesScar Revision
Post Traumatic DeformityMal-UnionNon-Union

Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorders

Temporo Mandibular Joint DysfunctionInternal DerangementDegenerative Joint Disease
Hypomobility and Hypermobility of TMJDiskoplexyArthroscopy
ArthrocentesisTemporomandibular Joint DislocationTemporomandibular Joint Replacement

Salivary Gland Disorders

Dry MouthMucoceleRanula
Benign Salivary Gland LesionsMalignant Salivary Gland LesionsSialoliths
Salivary Gland InfectionsSjogren’s Syndrome

Facial Deformity

Maxillary OsteotomyMandibular OsteotomyGenioplasty
Facial AsymmetryOrthomorphic Surgery

Congenital Malformations

Vascular MalformationsCystic Hygroma
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Oral Cancer

Lip CancerTongue Cancer
Buccal Mucosa CancerAlveolar Cancer
Floor of the Mouth CancerMaxillary Sinus Cancer

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Genial Advancement
Mandibular Advancement
Maxillomandibular Advancement

Maxillofacial Reconstruction

Soft Tissue ReconstructionBone ReconstructionLocal Flaps
Distant FlapsBone GraftsMicrovascular Reconstruction
Free Flaps

Aesthetic Facial Surgery

Facial CancersScar RevisionFacial Implants
BlepharoplastyBrow LiftFace Lift
RhinoplastyOtoplastyInjectable Cosmetics

Surgical Procedures

Oral SurgeryMaxillofacial Implant SurgeryCraniomaxillofacial Trauma SurgeryOrthognathic Surgery
Salivary Gland SurgeryTemporomandibular Joint SurgeryOral Cancer SurgeryMaxillofacial Reconstruction
Obstructive Sleep Apnea SurgeryAesthetic Facial Surgery

Treatments & Procedures

Aesthetic Facial SurgeryCongenital MalformationsCranio Maxillo Facial TraumaCysts and Tumors
Facial DeformityFacial PainObstructive Sleep ApneaOdontogenic / Head and Neck Infections
Oral CancerOral MedicinePeri-Implant SurgeryReconstruction
Salivary Gland DisordersTemporo Mandibular Joint ConditionsJaws MisalignmentTooth Misalignment
Cleft LipMaxillofacial TraumaCorrective jaw surgeryCosmetic Dental Surgery
Ridge ExpansionSinus LiftAlveolar bone graftsFrenulectomy
Maxillofacial Surgery


Depending on the procedure, various forms of anaesthesia may be used, such as local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia, or sedation.

Most patients can return to work or school within a few days to a week. Full recovery can take several weeks to several months.

Yes, you will receive specific instructions from your surgeon regarding eating and drinking before surgery. It is important to follow these instructions to avoid complications during and after the surgery.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience bleeding, fever, or severe pain. Follow all post-operative instructions carefully to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can definitely help fix jaw alignment issues. Your surgeon will evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

It usually depends on the extent of the surgery, but it is important to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several days after the procedure.

Yes, there may be some dietary restrictions following Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

To minimise swelling and bruising after Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, you can apply ice packs to the affected areas for the first 48-72 hours after the surgery. Your surgeon may also prescribe medication to manage swelling and pain.

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