Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the head, neck, face, jaws, and oral cavity.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is performed by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon who has completed additional education and residency training in this field.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with oral & maxillofacial surgery, including bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and anesthesia complications. However, your dentist or oral surgeon will discuss these risks with you prior to the procedure and take steps to minimize them.
Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your oral & maxillofacial surgery. This may include fasting before the procedure, avoiding certain medications, and arranging for a ride home after the procedure.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral & maxillofacial surgery that involves the removal of one or more impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause pain, infection, and other dental problems if left untreated.
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a surgical procedure that is used to correct a misaligned jaw or bite. This can improve chewing, speech, and breathing, as well as enhance facial appearance.
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure that involves placing a small metal post into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth or teeth. This post serves as a foundation for a replacement tooth or bridge.
The recovery time for oral & maxillofacial surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual case. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on post-operative care and recovery.
The coverage for oral & maxillofacial surgery varies depending on your insurance plan. Your dentist or oral surgeon can work with you to determine what is covered and what out-of-pocket costs you may incur.