Science & Research - Research priorities

In order to provide you with even better service in the future, we are continuously working on improving the skills and expertise of our doctors and the clinic in the discipline of maxilla-facial surgery.

Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. A dental implant functions the same way as the patients’ own root, since it directly fuses with the bone. Implants anchor dentures, e.g. bridges, crowns or removable dentures securely to the bone.

Social projects

The clinic supports social and humanitarian projects in addition to their medical and scientific activity. For more details, see science and research.

Facial Pain

Oral and maxillofacial surgery can efficiently treat pain syndromes of the face with staged treatment options. The most important first step to a successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis.

There are different kind of pain syndromes, with symptoms that may overlap.

Gesichtsschmerz

Pain is often caused by malfunction of the temporomandibular joint, with its highly complex, bony, muscular and neural structures. With disorders in one of these areas, pain usually spreads to the whole system. Some doctors refer to this as pain chain reactions.

Experts refer to this as "craniomandibular pain".

Possible causes for pain could be rheumatic TMJ disease, wear and tear of the temporomandibular joints (osteoarthritis), nerve pain, i.e. trigeminal neuralgia or neuropathy.

Following current guidelines and knowledge, the therapeutic approach will be tailored to the specific problem.

Treatment options range from physical therapy, physiotherapy, splint treatment and drug therapy. Additionally, orthodontic and oral surgical procedures could also be administered. Most affected people can at least expect some relief, however, oftentimes with these procures the pain disappears completely.

Typical symptoms where it’s recommended to consult with a maxillo-facial surgeon

  • Pain of the jaw joints that radiate into the ears, temples and the back of the head, neck or shoulders
  • Pain of the cervical spine, back and shoulder.
  • Pain while chewing or talking.
  • Painful and limited ability to open and close the mouth, deviation of the chin while opening the mouth sideways.
  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds of the temporomandibular joint.
  • Redness and swelling of the jaw joints.