Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Humber River Health Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery provides specialized complex oral, cranial and maxillofacial care for patients referred both from within our community and nationally. Our surgeons treat patients with facial deformities, traumatic facial injuries, resection and reconstruction of maxillofacial pathology, and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Our Oral Maxillofacial team is comprised of highly skilled surgeons who have extensive training in dental medicine, with experience addressing problems associated with the head, mouth, jaw, and neck.
Our innovative team uses advanced 3-D imaging techniques and engineered custom components for craniofacial corrective surgeries. This technology helps us provide the best outcome for patients through shorter operating times, decreased reoperation rates, and reduced hospital stays. Some of the specific work which is performed within our program include:
- Corrective and reconstructive jaw surgery for improved function and cosmesis
- Facial and maxillofacial trauma
- Dental/facial infections
- Head and neck pathology including cyst, tumors and cancer care
- Correcting congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate defects
- Treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Pre-implant surgery, including the use of implants to retain facial or dental prostheses and associated bone grafting techniques as part of oro-facial reconstruction
- Management of sleep apnea, wisdom teeth and impacted canine teeth
Our experienced care teams focus is providing the best care possible to all of our patients which includes ensuring an easy recovery. As a University of Toronto affiliated program, we are constantly learning and contributing to the medical community through our partnership.
- We provide our patient’s access to specialized equipment and state-of-the-art care
- Our follow-up care and procedures provided by oral/maxillofacial clinic lead to better appearance and function
- We are dedicated to improving how you look and feel about yourself
- Our surgeons can aid in restoring jaw function
- We can help provide better breathing, speaking and chewing
What to Expect
- Patients arriving at the oral/maxillofacial clinic can expect a consultation and physical examination by the physician
- Once the surgery is completed, patients are taken to a recovery room (PACU). And patients will be monitored until they are fully awakened from anesthesia.
- Recovery from maxillofacial procedures can be a stressful process for patients. Our surgeons are constantly looking to improve patient’s well-being by participating in research to improve recovery for patients. Our new maxillofacial surgery outpatient clinic provides a rapid and dependable resource to support the needs of our urgent referrals and ongoing patient care.