Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
  • Dear Prospective Patient,

    We are pleased to introduce you to our practice.

    What is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery (OMFS)?

    An Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgeon diagnoses and treats problems affecting the face, mouth, jaws, teeth and neck.

    We specialize in dento-alveolar surgery ie. dealing with difficult tooth extractions, extractions of impacted teeth, preparing the bone for the placement of dental implants. This work may be done in association with other dentists and specialists such as prosthodontist's.

    We also specialize in the treatment of benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck. This includes the surgical removal of cysts and tumours in the craniomaxillofacial complex. In addition, we treat problems of the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.

    Being a Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery we work alongside neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons to undertake oral and facial reconstructive surgery in the case of trauma or congenital abnormality.

    Please contact us for an appointment or if you require any additional information.

    Dr. Rael Polakow
    BDS (Wits) FC MFOS (SA)
Maxillo-Facial Surgeon