Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty that involves surgery to correct a wide range of inuries, defects and diseases in the head, neck, face, jaws and the tissues in the oral and maxillofacial region.
National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) provides a wide range of surgical services ranging from dentoalveolar surgery to orthognathic surgery and the management of jaw tumours; as well as patients with salivary gland, mucosal diseases facial pain and temporo-mandibular joint problems.
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) provides dental and oral-maxillo-facial surgery focusing on children.
Orthognathic surgery is a combined orthodontic and surgical treatment approach to the correction of dental and jaw abnormalities. After the surgery, it will enable the patient to have better chewing and an improved speech.
A child may be born with a cleft lip, a complete or incomplete cleft palate or both. There are different forms of clefts. This include Cleft Lip , Cleft Lip and Palate Submucous Cleft Palate, Mircoform Cleft Lip. It requires long-term management depending on the severity and type of the deformity.
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