Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial surgery requires the highest degree of commitment to medicine and great expertise. We work with two of the best maxillofacial surgeon in Chennai who have a double qualification in both medicine and dentistry.

Their focus is on the facial region. Maxillofacial surgeons work with a number of departments to bring their skills to bear on a whole host of diverse cases. From reconstructive surgery caused by severe trauma to the head caused by a motorcycle accident to surgery to excise a tumour of the mouth, the maxillofacial surgeon is prepared for every eventuality.

Maxillofacial (or facial) trauma is physical trauma caused to the face. This covers fractures of the bones like the jaw and nose, burns and lacerations to soft tissue and trauma to the eye. These can cause pain, swelling and disfigurement. As the face is the most openly viewed part of the body, disfigurement to it can cause deep depression and a host of psychological issues. Quality of life is impacted both on the physical and the emotional level. Trauma to the face can also be life-threatening since it can impact the airways.

Facial injuries are of several types. They range from severe injuries to the skin and bones of the face to severe tooth injury. They are classified as bony injuries (fractures), soft tissue injuries (skin and gums) and injuries to special regions (eyes, salivary glands, facial nerves and so on).

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