Maxillofacial Surgery is a branch of surgery that deals with the treatment of diseases or defects pertaining to the neck, head, face, jaws regions and tissues pertaining to the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons require qualification and expertise in the fields of both medicine and dentistry. The treatments offered by these surgeons include surgery to remove impacted wisdom teeth or removal of difficult teeth buried or impacted by wisdom teeth, cosmetic surgery of the head and neck such as browlift, rhinoplasty etc. Other treatments include diagnosis and treatment of benign or malignant cysts or tumors, TMJ disorders etc.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore