ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS

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DENTAL SPECIALTY
‡ ORAL MEANING MOUTH ‡ AN ORAL SURGEON IS ALTERNATE NAME FOR THIS SPECIALIST.

‡ MAXILLOFACIAL MEANING THE FACE AND NECK

‡ ORAL SURGEONS COULD ALSO BE CONSIDERED AS COSMETIC SURGEONS.

SCHOOLING
‡ 4 YEARS UNDERGRADUATE STUDY ‡ 4 YEARS DENTAL SCHOOL ‡ 4-6 YEARS RESIDENCY TRAINING ‡ AND AFTER COMPLETING THE PROGRAM STUDENTS MANY TAKE THERE BOARD EXAMS. ‡ SURGEONS WHO WANT TO EXPAND THERE SCOPE PRACTICE CAN DO SO WITH ANOTHER 1-2 YEARS OF SCHOOLING. ‡ AVERAGE LENGTH OF SCHOOLING FOR A SPECIALTY DENTIST IS 12-14 YEARS..

Ethicon knot tying practice suture board
‡ This allows you to practice many surgical suture knots

‡ There is a small cup to
allow you to practice tying in a small area which can replicate a deep wound or in the mouth.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENTS
‡ DENTAL IMPLANTS ‡ WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS ‡ MISALIGNED JAWS ‡ (INCLUDING TMJ¶S ) ‡ MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA ‡ TUMORS AND CYSTS OF THE JAW AND MOUTH-(ORAL CANCER) ‡ DENTAL SURGEONS ALSO TRAINED TO ADMINISTER ANAESTHESIA

DENTAL IMPLANTS

‡ PATIENT GETTING CENTRAL INCISOR IMPLANT PUT IN

IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH

‡ Some Dentist¶s will perform wisdom teeth extractions, however if they are impacted they may recommend you to an Oral Surgeon

Orthognathic surgery
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Orthognathic surgery is also known as corrective jaw surgery. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon uses Orthognathic surgery to reposition one or both jaws. Moving the jaws also involves moving the teeth, therefore, Orthognathic surgery is usually performed in conjunction orthodontics

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Maxillary Anterior Aesthetic Reconstruction

‡ All porcelain crowns on six maxillary anterior crowns

TMJ DISORDERS
‡ Do you clench or grind your teeth? ‡ Do you wake up with sore or stiff jaw muscles? ‡ Does stress make the pain worse? ‡ Do you have unexplained headaches or facial pain? ‡ Do you have jaw or face pain as a result of a car accident or trauma to your face?

MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA DEALS WITH:
‡ Facial lacerations ‡ Intra oral lacerations ‡ Avulsed (knocked out) teeth ‡ Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket) ‡ Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)

ORAL CANCER
‡ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommend that everyone do an oral cancer self-exam once a month You are at high risk if you are a smoker, drinker and user of smokeless tobacco.

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‡ THINGS TO CHECK FOR:
‡ - Reddish patches - Whitish patches - A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily - A lump or thickening of the tissues - Chronic sore throat or hoarseness - Difficulty in chewing or swallowing

ORAL CANCER SELF EXAM

‡ IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO DO, IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

FACTS ON ORAL CANCER IN CANADA
‡ IN 2007 THERE WERE 3,200 NEW CASES OF ORAL CANCER ‡ MEN-2,100 CASES ‡ WOMEN-1,050 CASES DEATHS TOTAL 1,100 -MEN- 740 -WOMEN-360

ORAL SURGEONS AND ANAESTHESIA
‡ ORAL SURGEONS UNDERGO EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN THERE PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO USE ANAESTHESIA ON PATIENTS.

‡ 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANAESTHESIA
‡ -LOCAL ANAESTHESIA (FREEZING) ‡ I.V SEDATION(PARTIALLY CONSCIOUS) ‡ GENERAL ANAESTHESIA (FULLY ASLEEP)

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