Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program | Conditions and Treatments

Cleft lip and cleft palate

"Here at Boston Children's Hospital, our training, experience and commitment to innovative care with compassion have made us a national leader in the care of children and adolescents with cleft lip...

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Crouzon Syndrome

What is Crouzon Syndrome? Crouzon syndrome, also known as craniofacial dysostosis, is a complex genetic birth disorder that may affect a child’s face, skull and teeth. In a child with this syndrome,...

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Craniosynostosis

What is craniosynostosis? Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the fibrous connections, between the bones of the skull, called sutures, grow together (fuse) too early during a child’s development....

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Sinusitis

The sinuses are cavities or air-filled pockets near the nasal passage. Like the nasal passage, the sinuses are lined with mucous membranes. There are four different types of sinuses: ethmoid sinus:...

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Overview "For minor TMJ problems, home care - such as range-of-motion jaw exercises, resting the jaw when tired and reducing stress - can be very helpful." Shelly Abramowicz, DMD, MPH, Department of...

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Plagiocephaly

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly (sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) is a very common, very treatable disorder. It causes a baby’s head to have a flattened...

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Periodontal Diseases

Overview The word periodontal means "around the tooth." Periodontal diseases, also called gum diseases, are serious bacterial infections that destroy the gums and the surrounding tissues of the mouth....

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Odontogenic Tumors

Overview Odontogenic tumors are any kind of abnormal growth in and around the jaw and teeth. Many of these tumors are considered to be benign. In unusual cases, odontogenic tumors are malignant,...

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Facial fractures

Facial fractures are broken bones in the face. This kind of a fracture can involve bones of the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheeks, and nose or eye sockets. A closed fracture is one in which the skin is not...

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