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Scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Office
Scope of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryOral and maxillofacial surgery entails correcting deformities in the maxillofacial structures. It also involves examining and treating various face, mouth, and jaw pathologies. The surgery is quite comprehensive, and your dentist may refer you to these experts if they note you need surgical management.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic or jaw surgery aims at correcting any deformities of your jaw bones. The surgery ensures that your teeth are in proper alignment and can perform their functions well. The corrective procedure will also ensure that your facial appearance is remarkable.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery aims at addressing issues such as facial trauma. The procedure helps to repair some facial injuries such as fractured bones, skin lacerations, or other deformities. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are competent and will review your current situation and issue customized solutions.

Dental Implant Surgery

The surgery replaces your tooth roots with screwlike posts. The surgeon will also replace your missing or damaged teeth with synthetic teeth. Dental implant surgery offers the best solution if you want artificial teeth that fit well without causing any damage to adjacent teeth. The surgeon will select artificial teeth that perfectly suit you and rhymes with the adjacent teeth. You will enjoy a perfect dental alignment and smile with artificial teeth.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly and get stuck below the surface of the gums. The teeth can also grow at the wrong angle, causing crowding of teeth. If there is a problem developing wisdom teeth, you might experience pain and swelling of the gums. The teeth can also cause the realignment of the other teeth.

Surgery is crucial and will help in extracting wisdom teeth. A dentist can refer you for surgery if you have any gum infection due to the impacted teeth. Tooth decay can also occur in wisdom teeth.


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

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