What Are Maxillofacial surgeries? It is an internationally recognized special field of surgery for the treatment of any diseases, defects, and injuries in the maxillofacial region. Maxillofacial surgery deals with hard and soft tissues of the mouth, head, neck, face, and jaw.
Maxillofacial surgery is recognized in both fields of dentistry and medicine in the UK, Australia and part of Europe. The surgeons specializing in this type of surgery mandatorily need a dual degree in medicine and dentistry. This is only limited to Uk, Australia and some parts of Europe. In the United States, India, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and Sweden only a specialization in dentistry is sufficient.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are specifically trained in:
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons focus on treating problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws (the upper jaw is referred to as the maxilla). While they sometimes work in a hospital, their practices are more often located in comfortable office settings. You may be referred to one of these specialists by your general dentist for a complex tooth extraction. Or, your orthodontist may send you for an examination if he or she suspects a problem with the alignment of your jaws.