Who is a Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Maxillofacial Or FacioMaxillary Surgeons are clinicians who have the ideal skill set to optimally manage the entire spectrum of head and neck and CranioMaxilloFacial (Head, Jaws & Face) problems in a unique manner that is most beneficial to the patient. This unique skillset is acquired through advanced surgical training which is laid over a foundation of dentistry and medicine.
Common Problems Managed By Maxillofacial Surgeons
Although the scope of an individual practice may vary, but overall the speciality deals with a multitude of problems like
Impacted Third Molars
Minor Oral Surgical Procedures
Advanced & Complicated Dental Implants
Major Jaw Surgeries for Cysts & Tumors
Facial Clefts & SyndromesFacial Fractures
Oral Cancer (Tongue,Lips,Upper & Lower Jaw)
Reconstruction Of Oral Cavity, Face & Jaws
Facial Pain & TemporoMandibularJoint Surgeries
Orthognathic Surgery for Facial Deformity Correction
There is a common misconception in the medical fraternity (even in Medical Supdtts of Large hospitals) that Maxillofacial surgeons are just Dental surgeons. Unlike any other surgical field, this speciality has undergone massive evolution and transformation in last few decades. As a result many of our older colleagues are still unaware of the spectrum of Maxillofacial Surgery. It is my endeavour and sincere hope that MaxfacBlog.com will help in changing the parochial mindsets. Also it might establish a true picture of the ability and competence of Maxillofacial Surgeons.