I am Dr Victor Fan, a medically and dentally-qualified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon based in Gleneagles Hospital Singapore. I am the only duo (medically AND dentally) qualified surgically trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Singapore. Before my private practice, I was:
- Senior Consultant Surgeon in the National University Hospital, Singapore
- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Singapore
- President of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Singapore)
- Chapter Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Surgeons, Academy of Medicine
Doctor, my front gum has been swollen since 2 months ago. If I press on it, there is a smelly liquid discharge. I read an article online that it is likely a cyst. Are gum cysts dangerous, Doc?
Doctor, I feel my lower jaw is misaligned. I cannot close my mouth. When I open my mouth, I hear a strange sound from my bone - it sounds like a crack, and it hurts a bit. What should I do? Can this be cured naturally with time?
Doctor, I am 28 years old and my face is long with my jaw jutting out. I am not confident of my looks. Is there any way to fix the structure of my lower jaw?
My upper back molars hurt so much. It feels like my wisdom teeth are growing. Should I pull them out or just leave it?
Doctor, on the inner side of my cheek, there is a growing piece of flesh that hangs down about 5 cm long. Is this dangerous? Should I undergo surgery?
Doctor, I have 4 teeth piling up on the upper row of my teeth. This affects the way I look. What should I do to treat this? What procedure do I undergo?
Doctor, I plan to do teeth implants. How long would the preparation and recovery be? What should I prepare? Thank you.
I saw a dentist who said that there is a cyst in my upper molar gum, and that is what makes me experience frequent toothaches. She advised me to see an Oral Surgeon. Is this dangerous, Doc? Is a surgery necessary?
Doctor, I have a very oval face. Is it possible to reconstruct my lower jaw so it is not jutting forward/out? I do not feel confident with the way I look currently.
Doctor, I had wisdom tooth surgery last month. Until now, the wound is still swollen. It doesn’t bleed but hurts. Why is that so, Doc?