Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of surgery dedicated to the face and the oral cavity, taking care of all the pathologies of the latter both in the surgical and medical fields.
More specifically, It includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects that involve the functional and aesthetic aspects of hard and soft tissues of the oral and facial regions.
It is a very comprehensive discipline which requires a large area of expertise and which is internationally recognized but which paradoxically remains unknown to the general public.
Here is an overview of the areas of expertise:
BENIGN AND MALIGNANT TUMORS :
Surgery for tumors of the oral cavity and oropharynx, salivary glands, orbit.
Surgery for skin tumors of the face.
Cervical and parotid lymph node dissection.
MALFORMATIVE PATHOLOGY :
Surgery of cleft lip and palate
ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY :
Surgery for dentoskeletal dysmorphoses (morphological abnormalities of the jawbones and mandible) most often combined with orthodontic treatment.
Mandibular, maxillary or combined osteotomies.
FACE PLASTIC AND REPAIR SURGERY :
- Injection of botulinum toxin, or fillers
- Scar recovery
- Bone grafts
IMPLANT AND PRE IMPLANT SURGERY :
Bone grafting, osteotomies, and bone distractions prior to the placement of dental implants, placement of dental or extra-oral implants.
SALIVARY GLANDS :
Management of the medical and surgical pathology of the salivary glands (lithiasis, tumors, etc.) sialendoscopy, parotidectomy, submandibulectomy, etc.
TEMPORO MANDIBULAR JOINT PATHOLOGIES :
Management of TMJ pain, disc pathologies, bruxism, by medical means such as the injection of botulinum toxin or the making of a dental splint.
Balancing of the occlusion planes, detection of occlusal anomalies.
MAXILLARY TEETH AND CYSTS :
Management of cellulitis of dental origin, dental avulsions (teeth on arches or impacted in ectopic position or supernumerary teeth), surgery for cysts and bone lesions of the jawbones and mandible.
Stomatology corresponds to the study and treatment of medico-surgical pathology of the oral cavity (dental avulsions, management of infectious pathologies, surgery of endobuccal cysts, implant and pre-implant surgery, oral dermatology, etc.)