The procedure involved in performing oral maxillofacial surgery varies with the type of condition to be treated. It can be sometimes performed as an outpatient procedure that does not require patients to stay overnight in the hospital. While some treatment approaches necessitate many procedures in order to obtain the desired outcomes. Maxillofacial surgeons are qualified to use anaesthetic to reduce discomfort or pain.
Any surgical wounds may be stitched closed by the surgeon at the end of the maxillofacial surgery. Packing may be placed inside the patient’s mouth for providing protection to teeth and to absorb any fluids like blood.