What is maxillofacial surgery?
Oral, buccal or maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of a multitude of diseases affecting the teeth, mouth, face, head and neck.
Who needs the services of a maxillofacial surgeon?
Patients who require the services of our maxillofacial surgeons (our surgeon Dr. Ots and our surgeon Dr. Valdes) for oral, buccal or facial surgery, usually present problems such as wisdom teeth included, included and/or supernumerary canines, tumors and/or cysts located in different parts of the mouth and craniomaxillary fractures caused by trauma. Some patients require bone and/or gum modifications prior to the placement of a dental prosthesis, dental implants, or other dental treatments, and others present alterations in the development of the craniomaxillary bones, generating asymmetries and malocclusions, for which they will need treatments of the orthognathic surgery specialty.
What are the benefits of maxillofacial treatment?
The benefits of maxillofacial surgery or treatment are multiple depending on the type of pathology or situation presented by the patient.
What is the duration of this surgical treatment?
Normally all situations are resolved in a single surgical appointment.
The maxillofacial surgeon will evaluate each case and inform the duration of the surgery.
Will the surgery hurt? Does it require anesthesia?
Maxillofacial treatment or oral facial surgery is performed under local anesthesia in most situations, but others require intravenous conscious sedation or even general anesthesia (depending on the complexity of the surgery and the problem to be treated).
How many days will I be inactive after surgery?
Depending on the type of pathology, the recovery time may vary from immediate incorporation to a week of recovery, being slightly longer in cases of orthognathic surgery.
Are there any contraindications to this treatment?
There are situations in which the performance of any type of surgery is contraindicated, although they are not usually absolute contraindications and the patient can be prepared to be able to perform them.