A medical-surgical specialty that deals with those pathological cases affecting the face and neck. Among these diseases include: malignant and benign tumours of the face and neck, facial fractures, congenital malformations, reconstructive surgery of the face and related salivary gland diseases.
Maxillofacial surgery generally includes diagnosis, surgery and treatment related to a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, face, head and neck.
Keep in mind that this type of surgery should be performed with the highest levels of asepsis, in an operating room, including simple and complex extractions, of one or more teeth, also including cuts, modifications or removal some part of the jaws.
The maxillofacial surgeon specializes in caring for patients experiencing conditions such as problems with wisdom teeth (third molars extraction), facial pain, temporomandibular joint and asymmetries maxilla and / or mandible.