Did you know that oral and maxillofacial surgery is the oldest dental specialty?

For more than a century, the treatment of infections and severe trauma of the mouth, jaws and face, particularly during the Second World War, greatly contributed to the development of oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques. Dentists, along with physicians and specialized physicians, refer patients to oral and maxillofacial surgeons for treatment of dental abnormalities (wisdom teeth), cysts, jaw tumors and cancers, bone grafts and tooth implants, facial fractures, malformations (cleft lips and other asymmetries) and temporo-mandibular joint problems. Such specialists possess a sophisticated knowledge of these fields thanks to their vast dental, medical and surgical experience.

Visit Federation of dental specialists of Québec site for more information on oral and maxillofacial surgery and other dental specialties:
http://www.fdsq.qc.ca/en/maxillo.htm

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