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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery. also known as Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, is a so-called orthopedic surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and Cranio-maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.

Prosthodontists often part of the dental team to work hand-in-hand with oral surgeons to develop orthotics and prosthetic appliances treating a number of functional issues.

Oral Surgery procedures may involve:

  • Consultation and diagnosis
  • Extraction of wisdom, impacted teeth and seriously damaged teeth due to caries, trauma or inflammation
  • Evaluating pathologic conditions: removal of benign tumors and cysts, treatment of malignant oral, head and neck cancer, and severe infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws and neck and other diseases of the mouth
  • Placement of dental implants to replace broken or missing teeth
  • Orthognathic (jaw alignment) surgery
  • Alleviating facial pain: diagnose and treat facial pain disorders, including those caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Craniofacial (facial and jaw reconstruction) surgery
  • Correcting facial birth defects, including cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Cranio-maxillofacial trauma
  • Realigned and repairing broken or shattered jaw and cheekbones after facial trauma or car accident (Maxillofacial regeneration)
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Pediatric Maxillofacial surgery
  • Surgical treatment to help treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Patient safety is always our priority, prior to any treatment, our oral surgeon will ensure each patient are healthy enough to undergo surgery as well as general anesthesia. It is important and mandatory to disclose full medical history especially chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease, and heart disease and mentioning any prescription medication, vitamin or mineral supplements you are taking prior to surgery.

At SmileWorks Dental Care, each individual patient is treated with great care and all surgical procedures are painless and in total comfort. An anesthetic gel will be given prior to injection of local anethetics agent so patient will neither feel pain nor discomfort. For complicated surgery, our team can perform inhalation sedation or a total anesthesia using I.V. sedation under the close watch of the oral surgeon and/or a trained oral surgery assistants.

Rest assured that our Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons has built a successful practice through years of experience and amongst the very best in the country.

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