ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

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We redefine oral healthcare with high-quality oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is a special field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, surgical, and extensive treatment of diseases, defects, and injuries of the oral and maxillofacial region.

The treatments focus on the hard and soft tissues to provide both functional and aesthetic benefits. Our accurate diagnostics and surgical methods will give you seamless, long-lasting results, whether it is implant placements, bone grafting or treatment of facial injuries.

With our team of experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Dubai, Micris Dental Clinic provides you the finest surgical care in the most comfortable environment with the aid of advanced technology for your specific oral health condition.

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What are the functions of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to diagnose and provide treatment on head, neck, face, jaws, as well as the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They are also proficient in administration of anesthesia and surgical care within an office setting.

Among the cases treated by our maxillofacial and oral surgeons are:

  • Surgical extraction of wisdom teeth
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Jaw tumors and cysts
  • Conditions that require dental implant surgery
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Oral cancer
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diseases
  • Cosmetic needs for enhanced facial appearance
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cleft lip, cleft palate, and other congenital defects

What is the difference between a dental surgeon and an oral surgeon?

A dental surgeon is a general dentist that can perform various dental procedures including tooth whitening, restorative dentistry, and even minor oral surgery. An oral surgeon, also known as a maxillofacial surgeon, is someone who specialises in surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws. This is a medical speciality of dentistry and requires additional education and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

An oral surgeon is someone who can provide services beyond that of a dentist. This includes procedures such as the removal of impacted teeth, difficult surgeries, bone grafting, and more. While their office may look like a typical dental clinic room, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has more specialized equipment and instrumentation for absolute precision in every surgery. Oral surgeons also have more in-depth training in anesthesiology to ensure the maximum comfort of the patient during the procedure.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Micris Dental Clinic are among the finest in their profession, guaranteed to give you excellent service from initial check-ups to surgical procedures.

How should you prepare for oral surgery?

Prepare ahead for your oral surgery and avoid the hassle you may encounter before, during, and after the procedure. Here are some of the practical tips you should consider:

  • Discuss the procedure with your dentist:During your initial consultation, make sure that you understand the severity of your condition, the reason for the procedure, as well as the risks and benefits of the surgery.
  • Do fasting: It is advised not to eat, drink or smoke the night before your surgery. Consult with your surgeon on the specific fasting timings before the procedure.
  • Arrive early: Come to your appointment at least 15-20 minutes early so you have a chance for some last-minute paperwork and relax first before the surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothing: Short sleeves or loose clothing is recommended to make it easier for the nurses to check your vital signs and administer IV if required.
  • Arrange a ride home: You’ll likely to get strong anesthesia or sedation during the surgery, which can make it unsafe to drive yourself home.
  • Eat the right post-surgery meal: Opt for soft food items that require little to no chewing. Drink lots of water but avoid using a straw. Also, avoid spicy or acidic foods that may irritate your gums and tongue. Be sure to also take all prescribed medications at the right time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Micris Dental Clinic utilizes the most advanced dental imaging technology to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for every patient. Our comprehensive dental clinic is equipped with Carestream CS 9300 CBCT – one of the most advanced technologies in 3D dental imaging.

CBCT which stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a type of x-ray machine that gives a detailed 3D image compared to conventional x-rays. This CT scanner can clearly generate realistic images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bones in the craniofacial region in just a single scan.

The CBCT is used when a patient has a complex problem and is utilized to plan the surgical procedure to improve predictability, quality, and safety of the procedure. It is also used to plan and simulate dental implant surgery ensuring that the most suitable type of implant is used and securing that no nerve damage or damage to other structures happens during the surgery.

CBCT boasts of being an all-in-one system. Aside from 2D and 3D imaging, it creates precise digital 3D models for other dental purposes such as orthodontics and implant planning. With superb image quality 90 μm, the visual outputs produced by the machine are accurate and very helpful for delicate dental conditions.

There are no preparations needed before the scan. During your initial consultation, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will determine if CBCT is necessary and it will be done right away.

The CBCT scan is only for a few minutes and the results will be released shortly thereafter.

CBCT is guaranteed safe as it has the least amount of radiation compared to other machines: the amount radiation from two panoramic x-rays which is the same amount you get when you fly from one country to another with a distance of over 9000 kilometers. Its strong electronic sensor allows CBCT to capture images with minimum radiation required.

The surgery usually takes 30 mins to an hour for normal procedures, excluding sedation and would vary from severity of each case.

After surgery, try to maintain a balanced but soft diet in the first week after surgery (scrambled eggs, smoothies, jell-o or pudding, fish such as salmon, mashed potatoes, blended soups, protein shakes) and gradually progress to solid foods.

The swelling will only be apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until two to three days post surgery.