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Cleft Lip & Palate

Surgery is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. The child is admitted to the hospital one day before surgery. The surgical procedure for closure of a unilateral cleft lip and nose deformity generally requires between one to two hours. The hospital stay is usually 48 hours post-operatively. After the surgery is completed, the child is taken to the recovery room for careful monitoring. When your child has safely recovered from anesthesia and is waking up, you will be able to be with him or her before returning to the child’s hospital room. During the rest of your child’s stay, you will learn how to care for the operative wound. It is also important to keep your child from rolling over on his or her side or stomach since pressure against the surgical area may cause injury to the freshly sutured lip. Pressure can even break down the sutures. Sutures in the lip are removed 10 days after surgery. Specific instructions regarding this procedure will be given to you at the appropriate time. It will take two and a half to three weeks for the operative wound to gain sufficient strength to resist damage. The Unilateral Cleft lip Unilateral cleft lip is a cleft involving only one side of the lip. It may be only a notching of the lip, or thecleft may extend into the nose or though part or all of the palate. Surgical repair of the cleft is done at age 4 months and weight 6 kilograms. With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, your surgeon can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Your surgeon has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under a sedative. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at our Toronto +9193034 37800\ locations.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.