Mouth cancer is a complicated form of surgery which involves a highly visible part of your body. Yet with the help of modern scanning technology and advances in surgical planning, we are now able to remove tumours and reconstruct the face in the same operation. We asked leading maxillofacial and oral surgeon Mr Bhavin G Visavadia what to expect from mouth cancer surgery.
Around one-third of UK children have teeth which would benefit from orthodontic treatment. The majority who need orthodontics will start treatment around the age of 11 or 12. Interceptive orthodontics will benefit some children from an earlier age to avoid dental complications in the future. Orthodontist Dr Asif Chatoo tells us more about interceptive orthodontics and what children it can help.
The chin represents one of our most prominent facial features and numerous methods have been used to alter its shape for aesthetic reasons or the chin position may need to be corrected if it is out of balance in relation to the jaw. A genioplasty is surgery done to change the position of the chin and can be performed by both plastic and maxillofacial surgeons. Maxillofacial surgeon Miss Katherine George runs us through what happens during a genioplasty and long it would take to recover.
Not all wisdom tooth procedures are the same. Leading consultant maxillofacial and oral surgeon Mr Bhavin G Visavadia explains the difference between how simple and complex wisdom tooth removals are handled, and what recovery can look like.
You might be worried that at some stage you'll have to have your wisdom teeth out, but did you know it's not always necessary? We asked expert oral surgeon Mr Luke Cascarini when it's important to have them removed, and how dentists and specialists identify which teeth need to be removed.
Oral cancer has been traditionally very difficult to treat - but could robotic assisted surgery provide the solution? We asked consultant oral and maxilofacial surgeon Mr Luke Cascarini, one of the few surgeons in London offering robotic surgery for head and neck cancer.
It sounds like a plot from a sci-fi movie, but it's happening today in one of the top clinics in London. In a joint effort with The Regenerative Clinic, leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Luke Cascarini is pioneering stem cell therapy for TMJ disorders - one of the leading causes of jaw pain. We asked him how the treatment works and what his predictions are for the future.
Facial trauma can result from numerous causes, such as road traffic accidents or sports, and the results can often cause bone, nerve and muscle damage. Mr Kavin Andi, a top maxillofacial surgeon, explains the process of facial reconstruction surgery following trauma.
Mr Kavin Andi, an expert maxillofacial surgeon, explains what causes oral cancers and how they are best avoided. The most effective preventative measures include smoking cessation and limiting your alcohol intake.