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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery. They provide specialized treatment and care in the following areas:
Administration of Anesthesia
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained to appropriately administer local anesthesia, all forms of sedation and general anesthesia
Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery
A cleft lip may require one or more surgeries depending on the extent of the repair needed.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct the misalignment of jaws and teeth.
Dental and Soft Tissue Surgery
Oral and facial surgeons surgically treat the soft tissues of the face, mouth and gums to improve function, appearance and oral health.
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery, and is best performed by a trained surgeon with specialized education and training.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving skin, muscle, bone and cartilage finely attune the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to the need for harmony between facial appearance and function. As a result, OMSs are uniqely qualified to perform facial cosmetic surgical procedures.
Head, Neck and Oral Cancer
Close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Here’s what you need to know.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious and even life-threatening condition. The risks of undiagnosed OSA are many.
TMJ and Facial Pain
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are not uncommon. Individuals with a TMJ disorder may experience a variety of symptoms, such as earaches, headaches and limited ability to open their mouth.
Treatment of Facial Injury
Facial trauma injuries include fractures of the upper and lower jaws and the orbits surrounding the eyes, and facial lacerations.
Wisdom Teeth Management
An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighboring teeth or become infected. It can also invite bacteria that lead to gum disease.
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