Facial trauma

Road traffic accidents, sports injuries and interpersonal fight can lead to injuries to the soft tissues of the face & fractures of the facial bone. These are repaired by surgery and the fractured bones are fixed with micro plates and screws.

Treatment of benign jaw cysts and tumors Jaw cysts are rare. A jaw cyst is a pathological fluid filled cavity. These cysts can expand in size and weaken the bone. Sometimes they also resorb the roots of the tooth and can cause fracture of the jaws.

Benign jaw tumours are also rarely seen which causes expansion of the jaws. They may initially presented with numbness on respective side of the jaw/ lip. These jaw tumours if untreated can become very large and may necessitate removal of the jaw itself.

Treatment of pre-cancer and mouth cancer

White patches, red patches, ulcers or lumps in the mouth, if persist for more than 3 weeks, need to be checked by your doctor as they can be a sinister condition. Mouth cancer is usually painless in the initial stages.

Cleft lip and palate surgery

Many children are born with cleft lip and palate deformities. These are corrected by simple surgeries. As the child grows usually there is under development of the upper part of the face, which is corrected by bone grafting and later by corrective jaw surgery. Click on the above link to know more about correction of cleft lip and palate in childhood and also corrective surgery in adults.