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Treating Oral & Maxillofacial Infections

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Treating Oral & Maxillofacial InfectionsOral and maxillofacial infections are those common diseases that affect the mouth, facial region, and neck region. These infections need to be treated by the oral or the maxillofacial surgeon. The oral surgeon specializes in infections of the mouth and those complicated issues that a dentist will not treat. The maxillofacial surgeon treats infections that tend to be complicated for an oral surgeon. Maxillofacial surgeon deals will infections of the neck, head, and even the mouth.

Nontuberculous mycobacteria

The infections can be bacterial infections, and some can even be cancerous infections, they need to be treated fast. The nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is an infection caused by bacilli germs and is an infection that causes pulmonary diseases. The infection is not contagious but affects the lungs and immune systems. They cause head and neck infections that are treated by maxillofacial surgeons.


Meningitis is a viral infection, affects the membrane and cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord, and causes inflammation. The infection affects the head and can be a lifelong illness if not identified early. Visiting a maxillofacial surgeon will help you identify any bacterial and fungal infections at the early stages before they grow and cause a health hazard.

Neck Lumps

The neck lumps occur when there is swelling on the neck region caused by viral or bacterial infections. The bacterial infections of neck lumps could indicate several illnesses like strep throat, tuberculosis, and peritonsillar abscess. Viral infections can indicate illnesses such as herpes, HIV, and pharyngitis. Thyroid cancer is also identified after getting a neck lump. Other diseases such as Hodgkin's disease, leukemia can also cause neck lumps. If a lump is identified in the early stages by the maxillofacial surgeons then infections can be treated before they develop into serious illnesses.

Visit us to have a thorough screening and check-up and keep away from oral and maxillofacial infections that can lead to serious illnesses.

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