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Dr Ho Kok Sen

BDS , MDS, FRACDS, FAM

Specialist Dental Group

3 Mount Elizabeth
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#08-03/04/10
Singapore 228510

Phone: 67349393
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About Dr Ho Kok Sen

Dr. Ho Kok Sen currently holds the position as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Specialist Dental Group®. He studied at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and topped his dental class. He also obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Academy of Medicine Singapore. 

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Dr. Ho completed his training in dental implantology, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma and dentoalveolar surgery. He has taught at conferences and created articles in professional journals. He stays up-to-date by running hands-on and observational courses for dentists in countries in Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia. He is especially interested in using bio-resorbable scaffolds for ridge preservation prior to implant placement.

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Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist
Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist

Jaw surgery can seem pretty daunting. However, if you’re looking for a solution to correct an overbite or underbite related to jaw alignment, you may be considering it. 

It can be a scary, albeit effective treatment that aims to improve jaw and dental function and appearance. A DoctorxDentist reader, who has been considering surgery, has parents that are against his decision due to the possible risk of permanent facial numbness.

Is there a solid basis for such claims? Can jaw surgery really carry this risk and if so, how can this risk be minimised? Dental specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Ho Kok Sen responded. Here is what he had to say.

440 views 20 Mar 2019
A Protruding Jaw May Affect More Than Just Your Appearance, According To This Experienced Oral Surgeon
A Protruding Jaw May Affect More Than Just Your Appearance, According To This Experienced Oral Surgeon

Our jaw plays an important role both aesthetically and functionally. Misaligned jaws (when a person’s upper and lower teeth do not perfectly meet) is a real condition, and they are usually due to genetics. 

When your teeth don't fit together properly, you can develop problems not only in your teeth themselves, but also in the gums, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) or the muscles that move your jaw.

DoctorxDentist invited Dr Ho Kok Sen, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, to answer readers' questions through a DoctorxDentist Session on how jaw surgery can help to solve these issues. 

516 views 30 Nov 2018
Ask Dr Ho Kok Sen: Jaw Surgery
Ask Dr Ho Kok Sen: Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is a medical procedure performed when there's a major skeletal and dental irregularity i.e. misalignment of jaws or teeth. While the patient's appearance may be enhance drastically, the procedure is performed to correct functional problems. 

Dr Ho answered reader questions on: 

  • Who requires a jaw surgery
  • Cost of jaw surgery in Singapore
  • Types of jaw surgery
  • Recovery process of a jaw surgery
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there are various reasons for teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism), including a bad bite. If your bite is the main cause for your teeth grinding and clenching, then yes, fixing your bite will help to reduce it significantly. Other contributing factors to bruxism include stress, side effect...
10 Jan 2019
Jaw surgery is a safe oral surgical procedure when done by a well-trained, experienced oral surgeon. Nonetheless, with all surgeries, there are risks that your oral surgeon will share with you before the procedure. Facial numbness is a side effect of jaw surgery and typically t...
10 Jan 2019
We will need to first determine the cause of your father's high blood pressure - whether it is anxiety or hypertension. In order to do that, you may want to bring your father to a medical general practitioner (GP) or cardiologist for a check up. After your father's medical doctor...
24 Nov 2018
The best way to know if a wisdom tooth extraction is necessary would be to visit a dentist/oral surgeon for a thorough examination of your wisdom teeth. If your wisdom tooth is in a proper position like other regular teeth, it may be retained. Nonetheless, a wisdom tooth's status...
19 Nov 2018
Local anaesthesia is generally used when one or two wisdom teeth are being removed at the same time and when patients are not nervous of the dental procedure. General anaesthesia may be used when patients are removing all 4 wisdom teeth under one visit. Local anaesthesia is medi...
1 Oct 2018
Thanks for the D2D. An underbite (mandibular prognathism) is a type of dental misalignment (malocclusion) in which one’s lower jaw protrudes or extends further than the upper jaw. Depending on the severity of the protrusion, an underbite affects a person fu...
18 Sep 2018
Thanks for the D2D. I always ask my patients how they are feeling after the jaw surgery during our review sessions. The general feedback is that some discomfort is felt but overall, it is bearable. This is possible because there are pain management measures in place during and ...
18 Sep 2018
Hi Zhong Hua, Thanks for the D2D. As an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery is a very technical dental procedure that is under our dental specialty. Each successful case requires close teamwork and communication between an oral surgeon and orthodontist. Your oral ...
18 Sep 2018
Thanks for the D2D. Jaw surgery is considered a safe and effective treatment for misaligned jaws. Nonetheless, as it is a surgery after all, there are risks in the short and long run. The risks that may occur right after surgery includes: Bleeding – Minor nose ble...
18 Sep 2018
Thanks for the D2D. The cost of a jaw surgery in Singapore costs upward of $10,000. This excludes fees for pre and post orthodontics, anaesthetist, operating theatre, hospital admissions. Jaw surgery is a highly technical procedure practiced by oral & maxillofacial surge...
18 Sep 2018
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What you're experiencing is one of the complication that arises from dental implants. It is called peri-implantitis, a type of gum disease/gum infection that causes bone loss and eventually, implant failure. Depending on the dental condition, treatment options include: 1) tre...
27 Aug 2018
In order to recommend appropriate treatment options for you, your dentist/dental specialist will need to first examine the underlying cause of your condition. This is done through a clinical and radiographic examination. Possible treatment options include crowns/veneers that ...
23 Jul 2018
Based on your x-rays and your complaint of pain, it seems like you have pericoronal tissue infections associated with your impacted wisdom tooth. The upper left wisdom tooth is situated too far posterior (back in position) and the location makes it difficult for effective cleanin...
28 May 2018
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