Dental & Maxillo Facial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty, and it is one of the nine specialties of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association
Dental Surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed on your teeth, gums, jaws or other oral structures. This includes extractions, implants, gum grafts and jaw surgeries. Oral surgery is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist. These are dental specialists who have advanced training in oral surgery procedures.
Maxillofacial Surgeons, sometimes called oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are trained to handle a wide variety of conditions and injuries that affect the head, neck, mouth, jaw, and face. These surgeons are also trained in anesthesia and pain control, with a focus on anesthesia that allows you to walk out of the office at the end of your appointment.
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Diseases & Conditions
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Dental & Maxillo Facial Treatments
Maxillofacial surgery is performed to:
- Improve jaw function.
- Relieve pain.
Maxillofacial surgery can address a wide variety of dental problems and conditions, such as:
- Diagnosing reasons for chronic dental pain.
- Preparing the mouth for dental implants and prostheses (such as dentures).
- Placing dental implants.
- Removing (extracting) impacted teeth.
- Treat oral diseases.
Procedures can also treat jaw problems, such as:
- Bone grafting, or transplanting bone from another area of the body to replace bone that’s missing in your jaw.
- Reconstructing your jaw to correct an abnormal bite.
- Treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that affect the area where your lower jaw attaches to your skull.
- Treating injuries related to trauma to your face, jaw and mouth.
Other reasons to perform maxillofacial surgery include:
- Correcting congenital (present at birth) abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate.
- Diagnosing and treating cysts, tumors, cancer and other growths in your head and neck.
- Diagnosing reasons for chronic facial pain.
- Treating facial trauma (injury), such as facial fractures or damaged maxillofacial tissue.
What Does a Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?
- Misaligned jaws
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Oral reconstructive surgery
- Cancers of the head and neck
- Dental implants
These surgeons are also trained in anesthesia and pain control, with a focus on anesthesia that allows you to walk out of the office at the end of your appointment.
In general, maxillofacial surgeons perform surgeries to correct problems or make cosmetic changes. These surgeries are generally outpatient procedures. They will also provide you with a course for recovery after the surgery and may offer follow-up appointments.