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What Are Recent Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
A man in dental chair ready for oral surgeryIn recent years, oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) has improved a lot because of science and technology. These changes help people get better and faster treatments. For example, OMS reconstructive surgery has significantly improved bone grafting, tissue engineering, and dynamic repair. It is also used in osteogenesis, microsurgery, laser surgery, and computer-assisted design. Some recent improvements in this field are:

Three-Three-Dimensional Printing (3D) Application Technology

In oral surgery, 3D printing creates 3D models for surgery planning. It is also helpful for making guides and splints for orthognathic surgery. Furthermore, doctors use it to create custom implants for things like fixing the orbital floor or changing the shape of the face.

Modern Computer Technologies

Computer technology has made significant changes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. They use scans like CT and MRI. Robotic surgery and surgical navigation are also used. Transoral robotic surgery is gaining popularity because it offers precision and flexibility. Computer-assisted surgery is vital in modern care because it is accurate and safe. During surgery, computers help the surgeon follow a plan. This makes the surgery better and safer.

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In tissue engineering, materials like scaffolds, growth factors, and cells are used to create different organs and tissues. Bone grafting materials help build new bone by providing a scaffold for bone regeneration. Tissue engineering helps fix damaged bones using bone grafts. Bone grafts act as structures that support new bone growth. The material provides a framework for the cells of the body to fill in new bone. This is crucial when there are bone problems, like fractures, or when you need more bone for dental implants.

Laser Technology

Laser technology is widely used in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is popular because it is precise, causes minor bleeding, and helps patients heal faster. Surgeons use it for various surgeries, like fixing soft tissues, treating gum problems, and removing tumors. The use of lasers has brought many advantages for both patients and surgeons.
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