Services and Procedures
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a graduate of an accredited dental school who has completed an additional four or more years of rigorous training in medicine, pathology, general anesthesia, and other surgical areas in addition to oral and maxillofacial surgery in an accredited, hospital-based oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.
What services and procedures do oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide?
- Removal of impacted and non-restorable teeth
- Placement of dental implants
- Treatment of congenital and developmental jaw deformities
- Treatment of infections of the jaw
- Treatment of fractures of the jaws and facial bones
- Treatment of injuries of the mouth and teeth
- Preparation of the mouth for dentures
- Removal of growths and tumors of the mouth
- Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lips, tongue, cheek, gums and salivary glands
- Treatment of medically compromised patients
- Administration of intravenous sedation and general anesthetics