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Oral and maxillofacial surgeries (OMS)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries (OMS) in Iran

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) in many countries is a separate medical specialty, but in Iran, it is one of the ten specializations in dentistry. This includes injuries, defects, Infections, and all diseases related to the mouth, jaw, face, skull, and associated structures (craniomaxillofacial complex) that need surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
offer a variety of treatments, including dental surgery, dental implant surgery, head and neck cosmetic surgery, and orthognathic surgery. So it can be said that this specialty relates to both the functional and aesthetic aspects of hard and soft tissue in the head and neck. Fellowships in this field include oral and maxillofacial cancer, pediatric maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma surgery, and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery. Dental surgery is one of the most common oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Sometimes dental surgery is not an emergency decision, but it is prevention for future dental problems.
Today, there are continuous optimizations and innovations in the tools and methods of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Iran is also benefiting from these developments. Therefore, most of the oral and maxillofacial surgeries in Iran are performed in a shorter time than ever before and will result in faster recovery and positive results. Iran has the oldest and also the largest oral and maxillofacial surgery department in West Asia, providing educational, research and medical services.

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Reasons for Choosing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries in Iran
Over the past few years, Iran has become one of the most important destinations for many health and medical tourists. The life of oral and maxillofacial surgeries in Iran has been around for forty years, and the first group of Iranian oral and maxillofacial surgeons often graduated from the USA and Europe and started this specialty at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeries are performed in two forms, one on an outpatient basis in clinics such as dental implants, small mandibular reconstructions and lesions, and small oral and maxillary cysts, and other surgeries in hospitals under general anesthesia such as orthogenetic, rhinoplasty, extensive maxillofacial reconstructions, maxillofacial and cheek fractures, etc. President of the Iranian Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in an interview with Mehr News said: "Iran has the largest number and most specified oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) in West Asia."

Cost of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Iran

The average cost of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Iran starts at $1900, but the final cost depends on the patient's problem in the early stages of treatment. Factors affecting the cost of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Iran are different, including the type of surgery, the number of services used, the cost of operating room and hospital, and the length of hospital stay. But overall, the costs of surgery in Iran are lower than in other countries in the world. You can be confident that Iranian medical knowledge is worthwhile and that you will benefit from the services you need. For example, Jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) costs in the United States can range from about $20,000 to over $40,000, but in Iran, it's about $2500.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Iran
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons often meet with patients who are referred from their general dentist or primary care doctor after a diagnosis has been made.
Genetic factors, congenital defects, injuries to the jaw, face, and neck can cause movement, chewing, and speech disorders, or disrupt relative symmetry of the face and eliminate balance its length and width, and ultimately have a negative effect on the performance and beauty of this part. Correction of such abnormalities in the oral and maxillofacial is performed by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Iran know how to handle hard and soft tissue problems. These professionals work in sensitive areas such as gums and rigid structures such as the jawbone and neck. This requires a great deal of knowledge, as the oral and maxillofacial surgeons must be proficient in the field of dentistry and general surgery. The maxillofacial surgeon will provide you with the options and side effects after your first visit and will do the operation after you make the final decision. These surgeries are not urgent, but for emergency surgeries, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon makes the best decision for you as quickly as possible. You can be sure of your surgical outcome because these surgeons have spent at least a decade learning, practicing and gaining experience.

Pre-Surgery Care
  • Avoid eating (or drinking) before surgery (as recommended by the surgeon).
  • Don't smoke 24 hours before surgery.
  • Bring loose clothes with you. Shirts must have a zipper or button.
  • Do not use contact lenses and jewelry before surgery.
  • Avoid putting on makeup or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Tell your surgeon if you have any illnesses.
  • Talk to your surgeon about the medications you take.
Post-Surgery Recovery and Care

Depending on the type of surgery, you may be hospitalized for one night to one week. During this time, you will be provided with the surgeon and the hospital medical team's necessary guidance and care. Healing, typically, can take up to twelve weeks after surgery. Post-surgical care may include bleeding, pain, infection, diet, nausea, hygiene, smoking, rest and activity, infection, medication, and other care restricted to a particular type of surgery.

Common Types of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries in Iran
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Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
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Dental Implants
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Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities
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Orthognathic Surgery
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Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
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Maxillofacial Trauma
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Temporomandibular joint
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Pathologic Conditions
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Dentoalveolar Surgery