Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

MercyAscot Head and Neck Service offers an range of surgical procedures, delivering a high-quality experience for patients with oral or maxillofacial disorders.

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon treats diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face, and neck. At MercyAscot Head and Neck Service, these procedures are led by Dr Muammar Abu-Serriah. Qualified in both dentistry and medicine, Muammar undertook specialist surgical training in oral & maxillofacial surgery in Oxford, United Kingdom.

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery deals with a broad range of disorders. This includes diseases of the head and neck, dental dysfunction, facial conditions, ulcers, and infections. At MercyAscot Head and Neck Service, Muammar and the team offer the following treatments:

Dentoalveolar surgery (tooth extraction)

Tooth extraction is one of the most common dentoalveolar surgical procedures and often involves the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth can sometimes grow in such a way that they damage other teeth, cause infection, create cystic change of the surrounding bone, or lead to gum disease. Fortunately, tooth extraction is a routine procedure with most recoveries expected within a week.
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Dental and facial implants

The technology around dental and facial implants has improved dramatically in recent years. Dental implant materials and surgical techniques have evolved to the point where they can provide a stable, long-term solution for missing teeth or part of the face. The team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service provides implants for patients suffering from loss of teeth or facial part secondary to trauma, infection or cancer treatment.

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Facial trauma and reconstructive surgery

Our one-stop facial fracture clinic cares for patients suffering from facial trauma and fractures. Our procedures include treating fractured facial bones (e.g nose, cheekbone). Appropriate management of facial fractures can be challenging, which is why the team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service provides specialist care to treat patients promptly.

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Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery)

Orthognathic surgery refers to surgical procedures which aim at correcting jaw relationship abnormalities and restoring facial balance. Our specialist team provides a range of procedures to help correct jaw problems which affect chewing, talking, or breathing.

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery

The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. It is the mechanism by which the mouth opens and is responsible for speaking, singing, coughing, chewing, and yawning. Our specialist team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service provides world-class treatment for patients with TMJ pain or functional disorders.

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If you are worried about any symptoms, talk to your GP or family doctor and ask for a referral to the MercyAscot Head and Neck Service.