Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A healthy mouth inside and outside
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty focused on the prevention, study, diagnosis and treatment of sicknesses of oral cavity and maxillofacial bone tissue, as well as cervical structures directly or indirectly links with the face and maxillofacial area.
Craniofacial surgery is a sub-specialty of aesthetic and plastic surgery. It belongs to the extensive field of reconstructive and reparative surgery of this specialty. In Europe, this sub-specialty does not exist, but it is a specialty on its own: oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Since it works on a complex area, the specialty comprises a wide range of procedures. Maxillofacial surgeons do from wisdom teeth extractions or placement of dental implants to aesthetic, oncology and reconstructive surgery. This specialty is very much linked with plastic surgery, neurosurgery and otolaryngology, with which works closely and some aspects are treated for both specialties. It is also linked with some dentistry specialties, such as orthodontics and prosthodontics.
The scope of surgeries done by Maxillofacial surgeons varies depending on the access to this specialty (either medicine or dentistry), on the training program and the legislation on each country.
Maxillofacial surgeon examines facial traumatology problems, cleft lip and palate, head, cervical and oral oncology, skull´s base, reconstructive surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, pathology of salivary glands (benign and malign tumours, calculus, etc.), head deformities (minor deformities or big malformative syndroms) infectious pathology (phlegmons and facial and cervical abscesses), oral implants (placement and rehabilitation of osseointegrated dental implants), third molars (wisdom teeth) or cuspidated tooth, dentition cyst, pathology of oral mucosa and the temporomandibular joint (dysfunction of jaws), etc.
Clínica Planas´s aim is to offer the best care, study and possibilities of treatment of the patient based on personalized treatment, high qualification of their knowledge and new technologies that allow surgeons to achieve the excellence on this specialty.