Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, clinical dental care and orthodontics (alignment of teeth and jaws) are the specialities operating in the division of oral and maxillofacial diseases. In reconstructive surgery, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases is one of the leading departments in the world applying results of stem cell research to clinical care work. The department is one of the leading European departments in designing and developing use of 3D in surgical treatments – it works in cooperation with both Finnish and foreign device and software manufacturers. Biomaterials are the new research subject in surgery.  
 
Oral and maxillofacial diseases that require specialist medical care are treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, which has expertise in cariology, endodontics, periodontology and prosthetics. Repairing oral infection foci due to a general illness or treatment of an illness is an important and growing field of work.
 
Additionally, the department treats inflammatory and developmental changes in the gums and mucous membrane related to a severe general illness or syndrome; diseases of oral mucous membrane linked to skin and autoimmune diseases and rheumatic illnesses; and diseases of the periodontium that begin in adolescence.
 
Difficult bite disorders that require both orthodontics and surgery have been concentrated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases. Oral cancer patients and patients who were born with extensive dental deficiencies form a challenging group of patients in bite rehabilitation.