Mouth, Teeth And Face (Oral And Maxillofacial)
Bruxism is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth, unintentionally, and
at inappropriate times.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth abnormalities of the mouth and lip. Cleft palate occurs when the roof
of the mouth does not completely close, leaving an opening that can extend into the nasal cavity. Cleft
lip is an abnormality in which the lip does not completely form during fetal development.
A deviated septum is an abnormal configuration of the cartilage that divides the two sides of the nasal
cavity which may cause problems with proper breathing or nasal discharge.
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Halitosis is an oral health condition characterized by consistently odorous breath.
Oral cancer is cancer found in the oral cavity (the mouth area) and the oropharynx (the throat area at
the back of the mouth).
Periodontal diseases also called gum diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy the gums and
the surrounding tissues of the mouth.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints,
and/or the nerves associated with chronic facial pain.