Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries.  They are involved in:

  • the placement of dental implants
  • tooth extractions including impacted wisdom teeth
  • jaw fractures and misalignment
  • cleft lip and palate
  • oral cancers, tumors, cysts and biopsies
  • tooth root surgery
  • TMJ and facial pain
  • facial cosmetic surgery

Reasons for a tooth extraction

  • advanced periodontal disease that has loosened teeth
  • extra teeth or baby teeth that block adult teeth from coming in
  • preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
  • removing a fractured or malformed tooth
  • tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy



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