A textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery for dental students. Oral surgery is studied by all dental students during their clinical years. At the simplest level it involves extraction of teeth, and various other procedures can be performed in a general dental practice setting. More complex procedures, or cases involving serious infection or malignancy, are dealt with in hospital, so the dental student needs to learn which cases require referral as well as being competent at the simpler procedures. All currently available British books suitable for students are outdated both in content and appearance. This book will answer the need for an up to date text illustrated in color, laid out in a user friendly and readable manner.
"While written to represent the mainstream views of United Kingdom dental schools, the information presented could be used anywhere in the world. Eleven well known oral and maxillofacial surgeons have contributed in their area of expertise......The authors have done an excellent job in condensing a mass of pertinent oral and maxillofacial material into a well structured and very readable book.......While this excellent book may not be for the practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon, it is highly recommended for use in dental education. In addition, it will surely become a popular text book for general Dentists"International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Why and How You Should Read This Book. The Scope of Oral Surgery/ Interviewing Patients and Looking for Physical Signs. Diagnosis: the Process and the Result. Control of Pain and Anxiety: Selection of and Preparation for Anaesthesia or Sedation. Extraction of Teeth. Third Molars and Other Displaced Teeth. Surgical Endodontics. Spreading Infection. Jaw Cysts and Other Benign Lumps. Malignant Disease of the OralCavity. Surgical Aids to Orthodontics. Surgical Aids to Prosthodontics Including Osseointegrated Implants. Surgery for Facial Deformity. Maxillo-Facial Trauma. Salivary Gland Disease. The Paranasal Sinuses. Diagnosis and Management of Facial Pain