Prepare for Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery: A
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If you require oral and maxillofacial
surgery, you will want to prepare
yourself well to avoid complications
and have a speedy recovery.
Oral surgery is commonly outpatient
procedure and involves either general
or local anesthesia.
Oral surgeries must be approached in
the same way as any other surgeries.
You have to make the same
preparations and follow post-op
instructions to avoid the risk of
What is Oral and Maxillofacial
Oral and maxillofacial surgery refers
to any surgical procedure that treats
conditions, injuries, defects, and
aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth,
jaws, and face.
It is performed by oral surgery
associates who completed a degree in
Dentistry and another four-year
surgical residency training in a
What Are the Most Common
Types of Oral and Maxillofacial
A number of conditions may require
oral and maxillofacial surgery,
1. Impacted Teeth
Wisdom teeth, also known as third
molars, are the last set of teeth to
develop. More often, they fail to
emerge through the gum line and
become entrapped or “impacted”
between the gum tissue and the
This will cause swelling, pain, and
infection. Without wisdom teeth
surgery, it can also damage nearby
teeth, gums, and bones, and form
cysts or tumors destroying the
sections of the jaw.
Cuspids and bicuspids can
become impacted too and can
cause the same types of problems
described above. These will
require surgery as well.
2. Tooth Loss
Dental implants are recommended
alternatives to dentures and bridges.
These tooth roots are surgically
anchored in place in the jawbone to
act as stabilizers for the artificial
teeth that will be attached to them.
To be a suitable candidate for dental
implants, you must have a healthy
Also, there is a high risk for infection
so you must be able to keep good oral
3. Jaw-Related Problems
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