The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist with dental, medical and surgical expertise acquired through an additional training of six years after the dental training.
During this hospital residency, the oral and maxillo-facial resident carries out internships in different medical specialties (anesthesiology, intensive care, internal medicine, emergency medicine) and surgical specialties (general surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, plastic and reconstructive surgery).
WIDE RANGE OF TREATMENTS
The maxillofacial surgeon can treat not only oral diseases, but also various conditions affecting the entire face (see the section offered treatments).
We understand that the treatments offered create stress and anxiety for many patients and we make every effort to minimize your discomfort.
The maxillofacial surgeon has the knowledge and certifications to give you sedatives, medications that help soothe pain and anxiety. These sedatives will make you sleepy without you falling asleep completely, which is why we talk about conscious sedation. They can be given to you orally, intramuscularly or intravenously.
These anxiety management techniques allow for many surgical treatments at our clinic, in a comfortable and safe way.
Conscious sedation is particularly effective and appreciated in the context of oral surgery.
Here is an overview of the beneficial effects of administering conscious sedation:
- Feeling of well-being and calm.
- Forgetting the stressful part of the treatment.
- Very low risk of nausea.
- Ability to perform multiple procedures in one session.
- Decrease of the duration of the interventions.
In addition to sedatives, we can simultaneously administer medications that reduce swelling and pain during convalescence.
The cost of several surgeries is assumed by the Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec when they are performed in hospitals. Surgeons at the Maxillo-Mauricie Clinic have operating privileges in two hospitals in the region. This allows them to make these treatments accessible to the regional population.
Here are some examples:
- Bone reconstruction (grafts).
- Maxillofacial trauma.
- Orthognathic surgery (surgeries for repositioning the jaws).
- Biopsy (removal of cysts and tumors).
- Exposition of impaired teeth (not to be confused with extraction of impaired teeth, which is not covered by the RAMQ).
COMPLETE PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
The maxillofacial surgeon is trained and equipped to give you all the care you may need before, during and after the surgery, and to treat all the complications that may occur as a result of a treatment.