Can new bone be created in the facial skeleton without harvesting it from any other place?
Yes of course. The technique is commonly referred to as distraction osteogenesis and can be done for the jaws… maxilla or the upper jaw and mandible or the lower jaw. [ + ]
What is DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS?
It is a method of generating new bone followed by a procedure of cutting and slowly separating bone and allowing the bone healing process to fill in the gap. There is device used in this procedure for separating the bone, which [ + ]
What is Genioplasty?
Genium is the chin and plastic procedure there is called Genioplasty. Sometimes also referred to as mentoplasty. Also comes under the larger umbrella of orthognathic or jaw surgeries.
Who needs it?
It is one of the most commonly done jaw surgery. It’s done to improve [ + ]
This patient sustained a Road Traffic Accident and come to RICHARDSONs dental and Craniofacial Hospital with complaints of inability to open wide and inability to chew food.
Cone Beam ct scan showed that he had fractures in the mandible in two places.
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Check vital signs
Observe for bleeding
Start feeding after 4-6 hours
Apply elbow/ arm restraint to avoid putting/sucking fingers or objects in mouth
Give psychological support to mother and family members to reduced fear and anxiety
Administer iv fluids, analgesic, and IV antibiotics as per order
Maintain intake and [ + ]
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
Moving of the jaw bones in different positions is basically what it is all about. In today’s developed world of medicine, either the upper jaw or the lower jaw or both the jaws can be moved in either the forward, backward, downward [ + ]
Anterior maxillary distraction
We see many different cases every day in our setup. Right from mole excisions to earlobe repairs and cleft surgeries to oncology patients. A wide number of patients reporting come from the cleft-related deformities group. Cleft patients have a variety of issues even [ + ]
Remember Shrek? The green ogre from the Disney series? Let’s take a closer look at him Shrek shall we? He is a green monster with a huge fat nose and a rather protruding chin and unshapely face. Many people including me find Shrek rather adorable. [ + ]
Orthognathic surgery or Jaw surgery
Facial beauty is all about facial balance and facial dimensions. Today, we can move the jaws in any direction & dimensions we want. Modern-day orthognathic surgery helps the patients achieve the facial profile they have always desired to have.
orthognathic surgery [ + ]
WHAT IS ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY?
ORTHO – STRAIGHT, GNATHIC – JAW(S). Orthognathic surgery is referred to any surgery done to the upper or lower jaw or both to change their position in such a way so as to make them more functionally and aesthetically pleasing.
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