Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery A Comprehensive Approach to Dental and Facial Care

Petersen Hook

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized field of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, face, and neck. This branch of dentistry combines dental knowledge with medical and surgical expertise to provide comprehensive care to patients. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are skilled in a wide range of procedures, including dental implant surgery, jaw surgery, wisdom teeth extraction, facial trauma reconstruction, TMJ disorder treatment, cleft lip and palate repair, and facial cosmetic surgery. They play a vital role in restoring oral health, improving facial function, and enhancing facial aesthetics. This article provides an overview of oral and maxillofacial surgery, highlighting the diverse scope of procedures and treatments performed by these highly trained professionals.