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What Can I Expect at My Maxillofacial Appointment?


Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
A man in dental chair ready for oral surgeryMaxillofacial surgery is a complex surgical procedure that is conducted by a dental specialist with advanced training. A dental surgeon would recommend this surgery to correct a wide range of conditions. These include treating misalignment, reconstructing the jaw, repairing injuries, reversing oral diseases, and treating defects on the face.

If you have a maxillofacial appointment, you may feel nervous about meeting with the oral surgeon. Thus, it is important to know what to expect during the appointment. Here is what you need to know:

Medical History


Your dentist will forward your medical records to the surgeon. However, the surgeon may require more details about your medical history. This may include previous and current medical history, allergies, and even any medication that you may be taking. It is important to be very detailed when answering these questions so that the surgeon can come up with the best treatment plan for you and prevent complications later on.

Examination


The surgeon will examine you physically after getting your medical history. This is where the surgeon will inspect your mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums. It is also very common for the surgeon to require further examinations through X-rays or other scans. These diagnostic images will help the surgeon devise a thorough plan and perform the surgery.

Diagnosis and Treatment Plans


After the physical examination, the surgeon can diagnose your condition and come up with a treatment plan. Thereafter, the surgeon will discuss with you the details of your condition and explain the best treatment plan for you. The surgeon will also explain what the procedure will entail and what to expect.

It is important to conduct research on your own about maxillofacial surgery before your appointment. You should also make a list of questions that you may have about the procedure. This will allow your surgeon to thoroughly address any concerns.


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