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What Are The Complications Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 2/6/2023 by San Tan Oral Surgery
What Are The Complications Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?Maxillofacial surgery is an operation that entails surgical procedures to treat conditions, wounds, and diseases and correct flaws in your jaw, face, mouth or face. Surgeons specializing in the maxillofacial region of the body can diagnose and treat abnormalities with teeth, the palate, and the bones and tissues of the lower face and jaw. Maxillofacial surgery relieves discomfort and improves jaw function.

Maxillofacial surgery can treat various dental disorders and issues, including diagnosing the causes of persistent tooth pain, getting ready for dental implants and prosthetics in the mouth like dentures, implanting dental bridges, extracting damaged teeth, and treating oral conditions.

Other reasons for maxillofacial surgery are correcting congenital abnormalities like cleft palate and lip diagnosing and treating tumors ,cysts, cancer, and other growths in your neck and head ,figuring out the cause of your chronic facial discomfort, and treating facial trauma like cracks or injured maxillofacial tissue.

Complications of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

There are dangers associated with maxillofacial surgery. Some of them include bleeding, painful condition known as dry socket, which involves issues with blood clots, possible infection, injury to the maxillofacial bones or tissue, including the teeth, lips, tongue, cheeks, chin, nasal passages, and sinuses, numbness or altered sensation in your mouth or other facial regions, and possible nerve injury that affects some of the facial muscles. One unusual complication known as "root fragments" occurs when a piece of a tooth root breaks off and remains in place following surgery.

Instructions for recovery are using cold packs to decrease swelling and avoiding foods that are hard, chewy, or crunchy. Avoid alcohol and tobacco products. For a few days, refrain from exercising since it may cause further bleeding and edema. To kill oral bacteria, rinse your mouth instead of brushing your teeth.
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