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When Do You Need Oral Surgery?

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Office
When Do You Need Oral Surgery?Maxillofacial dentistry focuses on surgical procedures involving the neck and head. A maxillofacial specialist helps restore dental and oral problems in order to improve aesthetics as well as functionality. The specialist performs prosthodontic procedures and cosmetic treatments to address the problems. You go to the specialist if you need hard or soft tissue surgery in the face, jaws, and mouth.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

You need maxillofacial prosthodontics if you have birth defects, injuries, cancer, or other problems affecting the jaws, face, and mouth. Craniofacial defects such as a cleft palate or a cleft lip are one of the issues that can be treated by a maxillofacial prosthodontics specialist. The dentist performs surgical procedures to close the openings between the oral cavities and nasal cavities. He or she also constructs supporting structures to restore functions such as speech, swallowing, and chewing.

Injuries from accidents or gunshot wounds and suicide attempts that lead to oral-facial defects can also be treated by an oral-facial dentist. These injuries can lead to compromised function or disfigurements. Moreover, a dentist can remove tumors and address post-cancer damage caused by radiation.

Maxillofacial Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are seeking treatment and procedures to correct abnormalities and disfigurements arising from birth defects, aging, disease, or burn injuries, you may need maxillofacial cosmetic procedures. The procedures are mainly outpatient and require local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. The procedures include cosmetic surgery of the eye to offer a more youthful look or nasal reconstruction to restore the shape and size of the nose.

To find out what kind of procedures and treatment an oral and maxillofacial surgeon offers, contact us. We will walk you through our treatments to see if they are suitable for your specific case. Schedule an appointment with us today to get examined and start your treatment.


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

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