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Procedures That Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Do

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Office
Procedures That Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons DoAn oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) specializes in treating and diagnosing conditions or injuries that affect areas like the face, neck, mouth, and jaw. This differentiates them from oral surgeons, who specialize in procedures of the mouth.

Maxillofacial surgeons also train four to six years longer than normal oral surgeons in order to get a certification. Maxillofacial surgeons get extensive training on how to administer anesthesia, for pain management during outpatient procedures. This helps manage pain and has no side effects by the end of the appointment.

What Are Some Of the More Common Procedures That We Do?

After a comprehensive dental exam, our team is able to find out if you require an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeons can diagnose, identify, and treat cancer of the neck, face, or jaw. Maxillofacial surgeons carefully remove the tumor without damaging any surrounding nerves or veins. These specialists perform wisdom tooth extraction procedures to prevent them from erupting badly. This can cause pain and overcrowding on the jaw.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform emergency procedures to save the lives of accident victims with facial injuries. The surgeons repair broken jaws, cheekbones, and replace missing teeth with implants. An OMS places screw-like implants in the jaw bone to hold dentures in place. Maxillofacial surgeons also carry out skeletal repairs like aligning messed-up jaws. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon uses their skill to improve the aesthetic of your face. They can also correct birth defects like cleft lip which exposes the upper teeth. Other facial procedures OMS include nasal reconstruction, cosmetic chin, and ear surgery.

A general dentist can refer you to an OMS if your condition requires more dental work. Call or visit our clinic to schedule an appointment with us if you have any more questions about oral and maxillofacial surgeons.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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