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University Dental Cluster

Common Conditions:

Broken-down/Missing Teeth

Discoloured Teeth

Children’s Dental Problem

Facial pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Crooked Teeth, Improper Bite and Disproportionate Jaw Position

Gum Disease

Damaged Tooth Surface

Impacted/Wisdom teeth

Dentofacial Deformity

Maxillofacial Injuries

Dental Decay

Oral Disease and Oral Cancer

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Orofacial Infection

Infection of the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth including salivary glands may result in facial swelling, pain and a limitation in mouth opening. If left untreated, these infections may become very serious and can even be life-threatening.

These orofacial infections are normally treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the treatment involves surgical drainage, removal of the source of the infection (e.g. extraction of the causative tooth) and antibiotic therapy.



  • A/Prof Asher Lim (Senior Consultant)
  • A/Prof Yeo Jin Fei (Senior Consultant)
  • Dr Raymond Wong Chung Wen (Senior Consultant)
  • Dr Intekhab Islam (Consultant)
  • Dr John Loh Loh Ser Pheng (Consultant)