Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery
Maxillo-facial and oral surgery is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Consultant specialists working in this area are variously termed maxillo-, facial- and oral surgeons, oral surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons or oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Maxillo-, facial- and oral surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and ENT surgeons.
The scope of the speciality is extensive and includes the diagnosis and management of facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, dental implantology, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.
Na raming het byna 5% van die bevolking die een of ander soort kaakgebrek wat slegs deur chirurgie reggestel kan word. Moria praat met die chirurg dr Hermann Kluge oor hierdie prosedure en staan by terwyl hy die operasie op 'n jong pasiënt uitvoer.
Imagine not being able to smell freshly baked bread, or your neighbour’s newly cut lawn. This is what Ennica Mahkge has been missing out on for the last 19 years. She has congenital total arrhinia, which means she was born without a nose. Ennica suffered many...