Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Do You Need Oral Surgery?
Let us paint the picture; your tooth has been bothering you for weeks. Today, the pain is unbearable, and your jaw is exceptionally sore.
But is a trip to the dentist enough to cure the problem? What if you need to visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
Ensure to talk to the dentist first. Aqua Dental in Pinner, London, can assess pain in your teeth, gums and jaws, even if you’re feeling most of the pain in the mouth or face.
Our clinic can handle most oral concerns and problems – we have two experienced and highly regarded oral surgeons who can take on your case immediately.Get in touch
Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases that affect the jaws, mouth, face and neck.
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery is a broad term that encompasses a range of treatments offered by dentists and oral surgeons (maxillofacial relating to the jaw or face). OMF surgery requires dual qualifications in medicine and dentistry and is often regarded as the bridge between dentistry and medicine.
Here at Aqua Dental, we’re confident that we can handle and solve your pain. The benefit of choosing Aqua Dental is that we don’t have to waste your time referring you to external dentists and practices to receive the help you need.
- Dr Riz Syed has worked in numerous specialist surgical practices since qualifying and working in the Oral Maxillo-Facial surgical department of the Royal London Hospital in 1999.
- Dr Ishan Malhotra has trained in oral surgery, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry and has gained Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
What oral surgeons can do
Oral surgeons can treat conditions such as:
- Head and neck cancers
- Salivary gland diseases
- Facial disproportion
- Facial page
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders)
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Cysts and tumours in the jaw
- Ulcers and mouth infections
Problems and symptoms
- Impacted wisdom teeth: red and swollen gums, swelling around the jaw, pain in the jaw, unpleasant taste in your mouth and difficulty opening the mouth wide.
- Jaw-joint problems: The TMJ joint connects your skull to your jawbone. The condition can cause jaw popping, pain, stiffness and headaches.
- Severe overbites and underbites: In some severe cases where the jaw or teeth are not aligned correctly, we might recommend orthognathic surgery, which will relieve difficulty chewing, swallowing, eating and breathing. We will only recommend surgery when your excessive overbite cannot be treated with braces.
- Dental implants: The surgeon will imbed a titanium screw into your jaw, which will act as an artificial tooth root. Dental implants are an advanced solution to replace missing teeth.
- Ill-fitting dentures: For long-term denture wearers, our oral surgeons can correct any irregularities in the jaw, where we will build up bone in certain areas where it has deteriorated for added stability.
- Sleeping and breathing problems: If you struggle with snoring or sleep apnea, one of our oral surgeons might be able to help. However, the oral surgery type will depend on what’s blocking the breathing. It might mean that your nasal passages need to be adjusted or remove soft tissues in the oropharynx (the back portion of your mouth).
Oral surgeons can also assess the mouth for cancer and can assist with nerve repair, cleft lips and palates, biopsies and infections.