Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. Following are some of the procedures they are skilled at providing:
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth, arriving between 17 and 25 years of age, or the “Age of Wisdom.”
Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. They are long-term replacements that your oral surgeon surgically places in the jawbone.
Bone grafting involves growing bone where bone is needed. The process can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.
Oral pathology or oral cancer can be detected in its early stages so performing a regular self examination will help in the early detection of oral cancer, and increase the chance for a cure.
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery is performed by Oral Surgeons to correct a wide range of skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function.
Treating and Preventing Facial Injury – maxillofacial injuries, also referred to as facial trauma, encompass any injury to the mouth, face and jaw. Almost everyone has experienced such an injury, or knows someone who has.
Facial cosmetic surgery has long been the solution of choice for the correction of physical malformations resulting from aging, disease, injury and birth defects.
Nutrition, in its basic sense, refers to the intake of nourishment; specifically the fluids and fuels we need to survive. Following illness or surgical procedures, our nutrient needs are increased in order to facilitate healing.