The dental wing of R. L. Jalappa Hospital was established in the year 1995 as a service-providing department The department plays an important role in society which provides preventive, restorative, and curative clinical services i.e., comprehensive care to the public. Urbanization, increasing levels of education and standard of living, and better health consciousness have made the dental department an important discipline in the medical college.
Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry with services in this field having started in the year 2000 in R L Jalappa Hospital. It deals with surgical management of diseases, injuries, and deformities of the jaws and associated oral and facial structures. At RLJH, fractures of the facial bones are treated exclusively by maxillofacial surgeons, in association with other specialties in polytrauma patients. Discrepancies in jaw size and position are corrected by orthognathic surgical procedures and surgeries for treatment of benign tumors, cystic lesions, and temporomandibular joint disorders are routinely performed by the department.
“To Alleviate Oral Suffering”.
“To Provide Quality Oral Health Care With Compassion”
The Dental Department at RLJalappa Hospital is a tertiary care center providing services at an affordable cost to all sections of society in and around Kolar District. The department is managed by specialists providing quality treatment. The hospital is strategically located on the national highway providing treatment for road traffic accident cases with maxillofacial injuries. Patients can avail treatment in the hospital under various government schemes if they have the necessary documents.
|1||Dr. Deepika Kenkere||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||Professor & HOD|
|3||Dr.Harshitha.K.R||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||Associate Professor|
|4||Dr. Srinath.K.S||Dental Surgeon||Junior Resident|
CASE 1: Dental Fluorosis Treatment
Kolar district is endemic for fluorosis and dental fluorosis is a common condition encountered in the dental department. Patients approach us in different stages of fluorosis for treatment.
CASE 2: Treatment of Fractured tooth
The fractured upper front tooth is commonly encountered in adolescents and adults as they are actively involved in contact sports, falls, or road traffic accidents. This affects the esthetics and can have a social & psychological impact on the individual. A fractured tooth can be restored either by direct cementation of the broken tooth structure or by fabrication of an artificial tooth in the laboratory.
CASE 3: Treatment of Gingival Recession
Treatment of ‘elongated tooth’ is one of the periodontal (supporting structure of tooth) esthetic procedures carried out in the dental department.
CASE 4: Treatment with Dental Implants
Research and innovation in the field of dentistry has lead to the introduction of dental implants as a modality of oral rehabilitation in patients with missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial biocompatible screws that are inserted into the jaw bone which mimic the root structure of a tooth. This implant supports an artificial crown that performs the function of any natural tooth in the oral cavity.
Cases presenting with missing teeth are replaced using a two-stage dental implant procedure, where the crowns are placed after 4-6months of Osseointegration of the implants.
CASE 5: TMJ Ankylosis treatment
12-year-old Kavita(name changed) sustained an injury to her lower jaw 4yrs ago. This resulted in progressive inability to open her mouth leading to a ‘locked jaw’ which in medical terms is called ‘TMJ ankylosis’. This hindered her basic functions of eating and maintaining oral hygiene resulting in poor nutritional status and multiple dental ailments.
Kavita was operated upon to release her TMJ ankylosis following which she was able to open her mouth just like any other normal individual
CASE 6: Management of Maxillary Cyst
Bhayva(name changed) had a swelling in her upper jaw for which she had undergone a procedure at her native town. She reported to RLJH&RC because the swelling had recurred. After necessary investigations, she was diagnosed as having an ‘Odontogenic cyst’. The cyst was enucleated under general anaesthesia.
CASE 7: Fracture Midface and Mandible
Fractures of various facial bones treated with open reduction and internal fixation using mini plates.
CASE 8: Orthognathic surgery
Case9: Palatal Obturator
Palatal Obturator is given in cases of maxillectomy perform either for oncological reasons or infections.
A case of right total maxillectomy rehabilitated using palatal obturator.