The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Sunshine Hospitals stays abreast of current technology. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is concerned with the treatment of facial injuries by repairing routine and complex facial skin lacerations (cuts), setting fractured jaw and facial bones, reconnecting severed nerves and ducts, and treating other injuries. These procedures include care of oral tissues, the jaws, cheek and nasal bones, the forehead, and eye sockets.
At The Sunshine Hospital, we have a team of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons specialised in the treatment of patients with various problems related to face and jaws.
Facial & Jaw Fractures:
Facial bones and jaw fractures are a concern to any patient as it affects both function and appearance of a patient. Patient with jaw fractures suffers from the inability to eat food, open mouth and disfigurement. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is here to fix this kind of facial bones and jaw fractures using the latest treatment modalities available.
Tumours and cysts of the Orofacial Structures:
Benign and malignant cysts and tumours of the oral and facial regions is not an uncommon problem among the population. There is an increase in the incidence of these problems among the Indian population. The treatment includes proper and timely excision of these lesions. We have expertise in dealing with these problems.
Infections involving face and jaws usually arise from teeth infections or may be due to injuries. Such infections are very rapid spreading due to the structural arrangement of facial muscles. Such Infections need immediate attention. Severe space infections involving the oral cavity, face, salivary glands, jaws, and neck are managed efficiently.
Corrective Jaw surgeries:
The team has the expertise in corrective surgeries for jaw structures including facial bone and facial soft tissue problems which arise as a result of mal-development or left as the result of previous trauma or surgical removal of pathology.
This surgery aims to restore form and function often includes moving skin, bone, nerves, and other tissues from other parts of the body to reconstruct the jaws and face.
These same skills are also used when oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform cosmetic procedures for improvement of problems due to unwanted facial features or ageing.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have an added advantage of having undergone specialised training in dental function during undergraduate level which gives them an edge over other cosmetic surgeons of the face.
Usually, these surgeries are accomplished in conjunction with an Orthodontist, and surgical reconstruction and realignment of the upper and lower jaws into proper dental and facial relationships aimed to improve the biting function and facial appearance.
Correction of Dentofacial (Bite) Deformities and congenital disabilities
The department has trained members to surgically correct congenital disabilities of the face and skull including cleft lip and palate.
Facial Pain Including Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
1. Treatment of facial pain disorders including those due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
2. Prolotherapy for TMJ disc degeneration.
3. TMJ ankylosis surgeries.
4. TMJ replacement surgery.
What are some reasons to visit an Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon?
- Have a jaw, oral, or facial cyst or tumour diagnosed, removed and reconstructed.
- Has your jaw aligned with orthognathic surgery?
- Have your jaw joint(s) repaired with TMJ surgery.
- Have facial and jaw reconstruction following cancer surgery.
- Have your facial bones realigned after facial trauma?
- Have a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for aesthetic surgery.
Services we provide:
- Facial Trauma
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
- Tumours of Face, Jaws
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Facial Pain Including Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
- Correction of Dentofacial (Bite) Deformities and Birth Defects of face
- Orthognathic Jaw Surgery
- Sleep Apnea/ Snoring
- Oral Cancer
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