An oral surgeon is a specialist who has advanced training and education to treat very specific oral health conditions and ailments that affect the entire oral cavity and lower half of the face. Our OMS (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) places dental implants, performs jaw and joint surgeries, extracts diseased and problematic teeth, and provides treatment for traumatic facial injuries. Following are some overviews of our most popular services.
Dental implants are biocompatible prosthetics that replace the roots of teeth. Made from titanium, a dental implant is embedded into the jawbone and will be used to support restorations like bridges and crowns. Our surgeon may also embed a series of dental implants (All-on-4) to support a set of dentures.
Tooth extractions – especially the removal of wisdom teeth – are sometimes a necessity for preserving the vitality of the oral cavity. Our OMS provides gentle tooth extractions that help our patients regain quality of life and oral function. Whether a diseased tooth requires removal or wisdom teeth are extracted as a precautionary measure, we perform comfortable treatment that adheres to the highest standards of excellence.
Hard tissue grafts are procedures where our team places bone from another part of the body or a tissue bank over areas where bone is sparse—particularly among patients who have suffered with tooth loss or those whose jawbones are thin. A bone graft can greatly increase one’s candidacy for dental implants.
Jaw and TMJ Surgery
The jaws and temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are subject to developmental and congenital abnormalities as well as damage from wear and tear. When the jawbones and TMJ are so damaged that they impair oral function, corrective surgery might be necessary to restore one’s ability to speak and eat food comfortably.
Treatment for Traumatic Facial Injuries
An area of an expertise for an oral surgeon is treating traumatic injuries to the face and mouth. Since our OMS is intimately familiar with the anatomy of the oral cavity and face, we can perform corrective and reconstructive treatments after traumatic injuries. When treating patients with trauma, we take a compassionate approach that involves addressing both aesthetic concerns and the improvement of oral function.
To learn more about our services, call us to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon.