Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dubai

Updated on Thursday 13th June 2019

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Content overseen by dr. Cristina Novac who has an experience of over 8 years in stomatology and is a certified doctor in general dentistry.  
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) in Dubai is a specialty of dentistry and medicine which deals with the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of diseases of the face and jaws. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat trauma, congenital and attained deficiencies and disorders, facial infections, cancers of the head and neck areas, as well as to execute extractions, placements of dental implants and dental anesthesia and sedation. The operations performed by our dentists in Dubai are as follows:
 

Cleft lip and cleft palate 


The surgeon will close the missing space between the mouth and the nose, rejoin the muscles and contour the mouth. For some patients, the surgeon could utilize a bone from the hip area to close the gap from the nose to the gum tissue in the cleft hard palate.

Please feel free to watch the video below with information about the oral and maxillofacial surgery in Dubai

 

Cosmetic facial surgery


Our physicians provide a wide range of facial cosmetic procedures which can correct physical imperfections that are caused by birth defects, facial trauma, diseases or aging.
 

Dental implants


Dental implants are designed to confer a foundation for replacement teeth that look and function like natural teeth. These are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where the natural teeth are lacking. The bone fuses with the titanium, forming a solid foundation for artificial teeth. Additionally, dental implants can assist in maintaining the facial structure, avoiding the bone corrosion that happens when teeth are missing.
 

Facial trauma


These are traumas to the face or the mouth. Such injuries may include:

o    facial lacerations;
o    intra oral lacerations;
o    fractured facial bones;
o    fractured jaws.

The science and art of treating such injuries demand special training implicating thorough experience and comprehensiveness of how the OMS treatment in Dubai can impact the patient’s function and look for the long-term.
 

Jaw and improper bite


An oral and maxillofacial operation in Dubai is performed under general anesthesia to fix major and minor flaws, like receding or protruding jaw that can distress the patient’s appearance and a good function of the jaw. The physician will reposition the bones in the superior jaw, lower jaw or chin and add, extract or redesign the bones. Wires, plates, rubber bands, and screws will keep the jaw in its new place.
 

Joint Disorders


Temporomandibular joint disorders (disorders which affect the joint between the temporal bone and the mandible) affect 20% to 30% of the population. The surgeon might perform an arthroscopy (use of a camera and lighted instrument to view inside the broken joint by making a little incision) or undertake a direct surgical operation to fix the damaged tissue.
 

Obstructive sleep apnea


Patients who are not able to utilize CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can go through jaw advancement surgery which enlarges the airway and cure their apnea. It has been demonstrated that such a surgery decreases snoring for 83% of cases and eliminates the need for CPAP utilization for 96% of patients.
 

Pathology and reconstruction


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have thorough training which includes a wide range of disease processes which impact the oral cavity and the structures around it, such as:

o    soft tissue abnormalities;
o    soft tissue tumors;
o    bone cysts;
o    bone tumors;
o    skin cancers;
o    oral cancer;
o    other head and neck malignancies.

Reconstructive care can also be provided, including restoration of form and function. Utilizing different methods – which can range from simple closure to complicated tissue transfers – the jaws and facial anatomy can be reconstructed with a cosmetic, natural look and deliver a correct functioning bite.
 

Surgery of the oral cavity and wisdom teeth


Such surgeries include the removal of teeth and treatments which involve the bone of the jaws where the teeth are placed. Such treatments can be offered with or without sedation, or with a general anesthetic.
 

Anesthesia


The physician will thoroughly consider your anesthetic management before the OMS in Dubai and will evaluate the risks and benefits of each method. Be assured, the objective is that the patient has a safe and comfy experience. 
 

Recovery steps after an oral surgery in Dubai


A successful oral surgery will also depend on the ways of recovery, under the complete attention of your doctor. Regaining the strength and the health of your denture will pretty much depend on how you take care after such an important medical intervention. Whether you have been extracted a tooth, received dental implants in Dubai or treatments after a dental trauma, it is extremely important to listen to the doctor’s recommendations and to respect in accordance the main steps in the recovery mode. For instance, the following matters should be sufficient but also important when it comes to the recuperation:

•    take the efforts to the minimum and rest as much as possible for the next few days;
•    try to eat soft foods like soups, well-made rice, yogurt, or small fruits;
•    avoid the hard brushing of the teeth;
•    use mouth rinses based on fluoride and antibiotics, as prescribed by your Dubai dentist;
•    avoid fruits with hard shells;
•    use extra pillows to lift a little bit the head while resting;
•    use salt water rinses every two hours;
•    if your face developed bruises, you can use and apply ice on your jaw;
•    use folded gauze if it bleeds a little. It is a normal thing;
•    do not disturb the blood clot because this will seal the spot.

Besides the above-mentioned required steps in the recovery process, your dentist will also schedule several visits to see how the denture is coming along and if the healing is good. It is recommended to talk to your dentist about all the aspects you have discovered during this time and see if the home treatment needs improvements. If you feel any pain, tell your dentist about this issue and ask for painkillers if it is necessary. Post-surgery appointments are suggested and extremely important because the doctor can supervise the healing process and perform additional treatments if it is the case.

If you need to know more, please contact our dental clinics in Dubai