Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery corrects a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty, and one of the nine specialties of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association.

Oral surgeons: changing lives with a smile

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology. They also spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas.

Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws, and their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and aesthetic conditions in this part of the body.

Conditions and treatments

Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon has many years of education and hands-on training to provide treatment for a wide range of conditions.

Corrective jaw surgery

Wisdom teeth

Cleft palate

Facial trauma

Temporomandibular joint surgery

Oral cancer

Implants

Outpatient anesthesia