Maxillofacial surgery

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When maxillofacial surgery is required


The issue of performing facial surgery (surgical treatment of facial injuries) arises in cases of trauma, cracks, fractures, as well as complex problems, etc.

Surgery of maxillofacial trauma is usually performed using specialized tools and technologies, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and other diagnostic methods. This allows the surgeon to accurately determine the extent of the damage and the location of the pathology. Microscopic and endoscopic surgery allow surgeons to perform surgical interventions with minimal damage to surrounding tissues.

Timely and correctly performed treatment of maxillofacial trauma allows patients to return to normal life and maintain or restore its quality.

At the Valikhnovski Surgery Institute, we specialize in addressing a variety of issues, including: Get acquainted
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  • knocked out teeth
  • periostitis
  • skull fracture
  • jaw fracture
  • dislocation of the lower jaw
  • violation of the integrity of the zygomatic complex
  • superficial abscess or phlegmon of the maxillofacial area
  • defects and deformities of the palate
  • malocclusion and profile disorders
  • missing teeth that require total implantation

If needed, our doctors provide consultations not only in Ukraine but also worldwide, both at our clinic in Kyiv and online through prior appointments. Comprehensive diagnostics, treatment, and prevention are offered.

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Consultation and examination concerning maxillofacial surgery

You should promptly consult regarding maxillofacial surgery if you experience the following symptoms:

  • severe pain in the head and neck area
  • injuries, hemorrhages in the head area
  • pain in the jaws, in the temporomandibular joint
  • “clicking” sensation and crunching in the temporomandibular joint
  • limited opening of the mouth
  • persistent discomfort in the oral cavity during chewing, swallowing
  • compaction, volumetric growth
  • persistent change in the shape of the head and neck
  • defects of facial tissues that do not heal for a long time (erosion, ulcers, bleeding)
  • manifestations on the part of the ENT organs (voice changes, speech disorders)
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An consultation concerning maxillofacial surgery includes:

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interview (the doctor asks about complaints, learns about medical history and life);

external clinical assessment (the patient will be thoroughly examined, palpated, all altered areas and the condition of each organ system will be examined)

laboratory examination (both general clinical tests and special tests);

instrumental examination (to determine both the general condition of the body and those areas where changes have developed);

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    Main methods of maxillofacial surgery

    Specialists at the Valikhnovski Institute of Surgery in Kyiv perform such diverse interventions as: Get acquainted
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    • nasolacrimal canal drilling
    • opening and drainage of abscesses and phlegmon of the subocular, zygomatic, orbital, temporal, sub-temporal, winged palatine fossa, hard and soft palate
    • opening and drainage of abscesses and phlegmon of the chin, buccal, submandibular, wing-jaw space, and the periosteum space
    • decompression of the orbit
    • reconstruction of the orbital walls after trauma
    • open repositioning and fixation of fractures of the upper jaw with the help of metal osteosynthesis
    • open repositioning and fixation with metal osteosynthesis of mandibular fractures in the angle and body area
    • open repositioning and fixation with metal osteosynthesis of the condylar process of the lower jaw
    • open repositioning and metal osteosynthesis of the zygomatic complex
    • open repositioning, metal osteosynthesis in the area of the articular head
    • reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint head
    • reconstruction of the bones of the facial skeleton
    • repositioning and fixation of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus with the help of metal osteosynthesis
    • reconstruction of the orbital walls with individualized implants
    • surgical treatment of diseases and nerve damage in the maxillofacial area (neuralgia, trigeminal neuritis, facial neuritis)
    • installation of a tissue expander
    • endoprosthetics of the zygomatic areas
    • endoprosthetics of the lower jaw angles
    • endoprosthetics of the chin
    • harvesting of bone autograft from the tibia
    • harvesting of bone autograft from the ilium
    • harvesting bone autograft from the skull vault
    • fascial autograft harvesting
    • collection of cartilaginous ear autograft
    • harvesting of cartilaginous rib autograft
    • chin augmentation by osteotomy
    • chin reduction by osteotomy
    • resection of the upper jaw
    • resection of the lower jaw
    • resection of the lower jaw with one-stage reconstruction
    • resection of the alveolar ridge
    • replacement of bone defects of the facial skull
    • orthognathic surgery
    • surgical treatment of post-traumatic facial deformities
    • replacement of lower jaw defects with a titanium implant
    • placement of a titanium implant in the temporomandibular joint area
    • placement of a combined implant (titanium, peek) in the temporomandibular joint
    • atypical tooth extraction
    • smoothing the edges of the socket (alvelectomy)
    • tooth-preserving operations (hemisection, root amputation, coronary radicular separation)
    • tooth replantation
    • surgical treatment of periostitis (periostotomy)
    • removal of sequesters (sequestrectomy)
    • closed repositioning of the lower jaw
    • jaw splinting with IMF screws
    • tooth extraction for orthodontic reasons
    • sparing maxillary sinusotomy
    • reduction of dislocation of the lower jaw
    • closed repositioning of the zygomatic complex without fixation
    • plastic closure of the connection between the oral cavity and maxillary sinus (oro-antral connection)
    • plastic surgery of the frenulum of the tongue
    • plastic surgery of the frenulum of the lip
    • opening of a superficial abscess or phlegmon of the maxillofacial area
    • opening of a boil, atheroma in the stage of inflammation on the face
    • installation of dental implants
    • elimination of defects and deformities of the palate
    • surgical correction of bite and profile
    • total jaw implantation
    • one-stage implantation
    • delayed implantation
    • two-stage implantation
    • installation of a gum shaper
    • abutment placement
    • installation of a mini implant
    • removal of a disintegrating implant
    • treatment of peri-implantitis
    • bone block transplantation
    • zygomatic dental implantation (Zygoma)
    • implantation using a navigation template (minimally invasive)
    • lengthening of the crown part of the tooth
    • bone augmentation
    • open sinus lift
    • closed sinus lift
    • bone grafting of the alveolar ridge
    • autograft harvesting from the chin
    • autograft harvesting from the mental part of the jaw
    • autograft harvesting from the mandible branch
    • mucogingival surgery
    • treatment of gum recession
    Preparation for maxillofacial operations follows general principles for surgical interventions: Get acquainted
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    in case of taking any medications, inform the doctor and agree with him/her (it may be necessary to limit them or change the dosage, regimen)

    for several days before the operation, follow a sparing diet, water and drinking regimen; if you have constipation, take laxatives, use enemas and do not drink alcoholic beverages - so that the body reacts more adequately and predictably to anesthesia and other drugs

    refrain from eating for 6-12 hours before the surgery, and 2-4 hours before the surgery do not drink, chew gum, smoke - to protect against the ingestion of stomach contents into the respiratory system during anesthesia

    on the day of surgery, take a shower, cleanse the intestines with an enema to prevent spontaneous passage of feces during anesthesia due to sphincter relaxation

    immediately before the operation –

    - removable objects (piercing jewelry, dentures) are removed from the mouth and face so that they do not accidentally get into the respiratory system or interfere with the surgical intervention during the operation
    - remove other items (contact lenses, hearing aids, jewelry.) to prevent accidental injury to the body and to prevent them from getting damaged
    - remove cosmetics (makeup, nail polish, false nails) from the body to facilitate visual assessment of the body's condition and automated registration with medical equipment
    - empty the bladder and, if necessary, the intestines to prevent spontaneous bowel movements during anesthesia
    change into special clothes provided by the clinic.

    other preparatory measures can be taken in addition, taking into account individual characteristics of the body and the specifics of the surgical intervention

    How the maxillofacial surgery is performed


    The main stages:

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      The patient is either brought to the operating room on a gurney

      or escorted on foot. At the gateway, they put on a medical cap and shoe covers (to protect against microorganisms in the air of the operating room).

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      Surgical operations are performed by an operating team

      of a certain composition, taking into account the specifics of each operation.

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      The patient is placed on the operating table

      (depending on the specifics of the operation, the body position may differ), and fixed to it with special straps to prevent accidental involuntary movements that would interfere with the operation, as well as to prevent accidental falling of the body from the table.

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      The nurse anesthetist

      punctures a vein in the arm, installs a catheter to administer the necessary drugs, places electrodes on the body to monitor the electrical activity of the heart, puts a blood pressure cuff on the shoulder and a sensor on the finger to determine the oxygen content in the blood. All this is necessary for continuous monitoring of the body's condition during anesthesia and surgery.

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      The further course of the operation depends on the specific task,

      the area of the body where the intervention is performed, and the specifics of the chosen surgical tactics, technique, etc.



    Postoperative period and rehabilitation

    After the operation, the patient wakes up in the ward for postoperative observation. If necessary, oxygen may be administered through a thin tube to ensure that the body has enough oxygen. The nurse will carefully monitor the patient’s condition and, if necessary, use medications agreed with the doctor.

    Before returning home, the doctor will examine the postoperative sutures, agree on the tactics of further rehabilitation, and give additional advice.

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      What does an oral and maxillofacial surgeon treat?

      An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (or dental surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon) treats pathology of the bones of the facial skeleton: congenital defects, acquired defects (cracks, fractures, other injuries), inflammatory diseases, and neoplasms. The specialist can not only restore the functionality lost due to a pathological condition, but also recreate the appearance.

      What are the symptoms of visiting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

      You should visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you have the following in the face: distinct injuries, persistent pain (constant or during chewing, biting), local edema, bleeding, malocclusion after injuries in the absence of effect from orthodontic treatment. Surgery may be performed.

      When is repositioning and fixation with metal osteosynthesis required?

      Maxillofacial surgery, facial bone grafting, repositioning of the facial bones and fixation with metal osteosynthesis is required in the following cases: traumas, especially with displacement, and acquired bone deformities.

      Is there a guarantee for maxillofacial surgery?

      The warranty for maxillofacial surgery covers implants and other medical consumables and equipment. It guarantees the provision of surgical treatment services in accordance with modern medical advances, the high level of qualification of the clinic’s specialists and the technical equipment of the clinic. The final clinical effect is influenced by many factors that depend not only on the doctor and the clinic, such as individual characteristics of the body, lifestyle, environmental circumstances, and stress factors.

      How to prepare for maxillofacial surgery and what are the possible complications?

      Preparation for maxillofacial surgery includes a preliminary examination and consultation with a surgeon, a comprehensive examination with photo and video analysis of appearance, anthropometry, consultation with related specialists (if necessary), etc. Immediately before surgery, the principles of preparation do not differ significantly from those generally accepted in surgery.
      Possible complications after facial surgery include general surgical complications (bleeding and thrombosis, infectious and inflammatory conditions) and more specific to this particular area (postoperative defects, bone nonunion, epileptic syndrome). Careful preparation for the operation, highly qualified experienced medical staff, modern high-tech equipment and well-coordinated work of the team of doctors and other clinic staff minimize the risks of complications.

      What are the contraindications for maxillofacial surgery?

      Contraindications to maxillofacial surgery are conditions whose severity critically increases the risks of surgical treatment, such as infectious, mental, gastrointestinal diseases.

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