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Oral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the surgical speciality that includes the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, defects and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, face, head and neck. It is an internationally recognized surgical speciality.


Some people have part of their palate missing because of a defect they were born with or perhaps because of surgery for mouth cancer or trauma.

This gap can interfere with speaking, swallowing, chewing etc but can be filled with a prosthesis called an obturator, which just means something that blocks a hole.

These are usually held in place by the remaining teeth, implanted supports or as an extension to a denture.



Oral implants

A dental implant is an artificial substitute/replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can "fuse" together (osseointegration), creating a stable support for the new teeth.

Sleep Apnea devices

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep.

A common treatment for sleep apnea is Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). The oral appliance is a custom made mouthpiece that shifts the lower jaw forward which opens up the airway. OAT is usually successful in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.


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