If your dentist offers oral and maxillofacial surgery they have been trained up to six years more to be prepared to treat patients. Many people that visit the dentist have an issue that can be treated with oral or maxillofacial surgery. An Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety of disorders and conditions. The following are just some of the many conditions, procedures and treatments that oral and maxillofacial surgeons deal with on a daily basis:
•TMJ, Facial Pain & Facial Reconstruction
•Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth
•Cleft Lip & Palate
•Oral Cancers, Cysts, Tumors & Biopsies
•Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Dental Implants: This is when you have an area in your mouth that is missing teeth and you are ready to replace that area with an implant. The dentist will do surgery to implant an artificial root in the jawbone that will allow a porcelain tooth to be added later.
TMJ Corrective Surgery: TMJ affects the jaw and causes it to lock up and make it feel as if you cannot fully open your mouth. This can be corrected with surgery to relax the joint and allow more movement.
Cleft Lip and Palate: This is a disorder that people are born with and affects the palate of the roof of your mouth along with a space in the lip that needs to be connected. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can make the repairs which can also correct the cosmetic look as well as the function.
Wisdom Teeth Removal: Many people do not have the space in their mouth required to allow the wisdom teeth to come in and not cause crowding with the other teeth. The wisdom teeth that are still below the gum line will require them to be removed with a surgery that should be done by an oral surgeon.
There are many other reasons that an oral surgeon can help with, so call and make an appointment today to see what Michael G. Dab, DDS can do for you. Whether you are experiencing pain or are unhappy about the look of your teeth and gums, we can help.