Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of any problem related to the facial structure. A maxillofacial operation therefore concerns the mouth, teeth, jaw bones, face, head and neck. We can therefore say that maxillofacial surgery deals with very broad problems that include diseases, injuries, defects or developmental anomalies. Surgeries performed to correct problems related to facial structure are performed by maxillofacial surgeons, meaning doctors who have completed the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The diagnosis, treatment and care of diseases and injuries affecting the skull, face, mouth, jaw, jaw or neck are entrusted to the maxillofacial surgeon. A doctor specialized in medical surgery which concerns the cranio-maxillofacial complex.
You can probably tell from the name that maxillofacial surgery has something to do with the face and the front of the head. “Maxillo” is a root of the Latin word meaning “jaw”. Thus, the term "maxillofacial" refers to the jaw and face, and maxillofacial surgery is a field of medicine that specializes in treating conditions in this area through surgical procedures. A maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist with advanced medical knowledge regarding conditions affecting not only the teeth and jaws, but also the bones and soft tissues of the face, as well as the training necessary to surgically treat these conditions and adequately administer the 'anesthesia. Because the mouth contains teeth, is closely connected to the jaws, and comprises an integral part of the face, the term oral and maxillofacial surgeon is often applied to these professionals.

Solving aesthetic-functional problems of the face with a multidisciplinary approach

Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery are two medical-surgical specialties that deal with all the operations aimed at the treatment of various types of pathologies affecting the head and neck district. Examples are pathologies related to trauma, malformations, neoplasms and infections. They also aim to solve aesthetic-functional problems of the face and facial skeleton. In our practice we deal specifically with pathologies related to malocclusion and dentofacial deformities.