What Are the Most Common Types of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries You Might Need?

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When it comes to repairing surgical disease, injuries or defects that affect your mouth, face and jaw, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) are ready and qualified to help. We work on fixing a variety of conditions, from extracting wisdom teeth, cleft lip and palate surgery to facial cosmetic surgery. You are in good hands with our skilled and experienced team!

Our oral surgeon completes an additional four to six years in a hospital residency program after dental school. For example, among other specialties, we train in the following:

  • Anesthesia administration
  • Airway management
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Setting and maintaining intravenous lines
  • Address complications and emergencies

Common Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries

So when your dentist refers you to our team, we will confirm your diagnosis and treat the condition. Here are some of the most common oral and maxillofacial surgeries we can help you with.

  • Wisdom teeth management and extraction: Tooth removal is the most common oral surgery that is done if you have serious tooth decay, advanced gum disease (periodontitis), an unforeseen dental trauma or problems with your wisdom teeth. By removing an impacted wisdom tooth or one that is in a compromising position, we can overcome this risk to your oral (and overall) health.
  • Dental implants: Getting a dental implant means filling the gaps left behind by missing teeth. This treatment involves replacing the tooth’s root area using a biocompatible screw-like post behaving like an artificial tooth. This is then capped by a crown that looks, feels and functions just like your natural tooth does.
  • Facial injury or trauma: With this type of surgery, we will treat and fix your facial fractures, which we are uniquely trained to do. We know exactly how your jaws should fit together.
  • Mouth, head, and neck cancer: We can help diagnose and treat certain cancerous tissues located in the head, neck and oral areas.
  • Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery): Repairs the misalignment of the teeth and jaws so you can speak, chew and breathe properly again. This may involve treating sleep apnea or enhancing your bite’s look and function by working with an orthodontist.
  • Cleft lip and palate: Our team can take care of any cleft lip and cleft palate issues with infants and young children so they may have normal-looking (and functioning) jaw and facial structures.
  • TMJ disorder and facial pain: If other solutions have failed to correct TMJ pain or you have obvious jaw joint damage, we can treat your jaw with arthroscopy (a minimally invasive surgical procedure to fix a joint) or correct damaged tissue through jaw surgery.
  • Facial cosmetic surgery: If you have issues with areas in your face, face, we offer proven treatments that can enhance the look of your mouth, teeth, and jaws, for example, as well as cosmetic chin and ear treatments as well as nasal reconstruction to fix nasal abnormalities.

Schedule a Consultation

If your dentist has recommended our services to correct your oral issues, we welcome you to reach out to us to schedule a consultation. This allows us to answer your questions regarding treatment options, your health and review our credentials so you are confident you are in good hands.

You may have an oral examination and review any information your referring physician or dentist has given us. When examining your oral cavity, we might take diagnostic images (X-rays, three-dimensional images, or high-resolution photos) so we can plan your treatment. We welcome you to call our team so we can begin the process of helping you with your unique surgical needs!