Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgical services in Appolonia Start at the age of (1-18)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry, which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
At Appolonia, we provide comprehensive pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery services to evaluate and treat infants, children, and teenagers with oral and maxillofacial disorders.
Dr. Tarek Al Kwalty, our oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist, works tirelessly to facilitate interdisciplinary care.
Why you should visit the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Reason 1Diagnose and manage diseases, disorders or injuries of the orofacial complex
Reason 2Diagnose and treat of facial pain
Reason 3Diagnose and manage TMJ disorders and salivary gland diseases
Reason 4Diagnose and manage dento-facial deformities, either acquired, developmental or congenital
Reason 5Prescribe and interpret oral and maxillofacial related x-ray images
Reason 6Perform facial aesthetic cosmetic procedures to enhance appearance and function
Reason 7Perform complex or complicated dento-alveolar procedures including but not limited to extractions and pre-prosthetic surgeries
Reason 8Harvest hard or soft tissue for the purpose of grafting surgery on the orofacial complex
Reason 9Reduce and fix fractures of bones or dislocation of a joint of the orofacial complex via open or close approach
Oral Mucous Cyst
An oral mucous cyst, also called a mucocele happens if the child bite or suck their lower lip or cheek repeatedly.
Types of Oral Mucous Cysts: There are two types. Mucoceles show up on the inside of your lower lips, your gums, cheeks, the roof of your mouth, or under your tongue. Those on the floor of the mouth are called ranulas. These are rare, but because they’re larger, they can cause more problems with speech, chewing, and swallowing.
- Freezing the cyst (cryotherapy)
- Laser treatment
- Surgery to cut out the cyst
Tongue Tie is a common issue within infants and children between the ages of two and five years, which is disordered string of tissue under the tongue frenum and between the lower front teeth and it causes:
- Difficulty in speaking
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Difficulty in tongue movement
- Spaces between teeth
- Issues in the growth of the lower jaw
That’s why we always recommend parents to have their children checked up from a young age to inspect this issue and treat it surgically to get the tongue function right.