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Treatment Procedures for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
Treatment Procedures for Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryThe main aim of general dentists is to keep your mouth healthy. They perform regular exams and simple cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, when a more complicated oral issue arises, they might refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This surgeon specializes in surgical treatments of injuries and diseases of the mouth, jaw, and face. Continue reading and learn more about oral and maxillofacial surgeons and the common procedures they perform.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the most common type of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients with severely damaged or misaligned teeth may require tooth extraction. Also, if you have gum disease or dental trauma, you may need teeth removal. Many dentists would recommend approaches that save the natural teeth. But sometimes, tooth extraction is required to improve your oral health. Besides, the oral surgeon may recommend wisdom tooth extraction to reduce the risk of bone loss or cavity.

Dental Implant

Dental implant is a long-lasting option for teeth replacement. The procedure involves surgery that helps to implant titanium rods into the jawbone. The titanium rods function as a replacement for the missing teeth roots.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, corrects skeletal abnormalities of the jaw bone. The main aim of this surgery is to improve chewing, speaking, and correct misalignment of jaws. Corrective jaw surgery can also treat Jaw muscle problems and temporomandibular joint disorders.

Bone Grafting

The jawbone remains strong and healthy due to activities such as biting and chewing. But when the tooth is removed and not replaced, the jawbone may start to deteriorate. A good way to restore the density and volume of your jawbone is through dental bone grafting. This procedure provides a solid foundation, improving the strength and health of your teeth.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery corrects a wide range of oral issues. The oral surgeon will choose a surgical procedure depending on the type of oral condition and the severity of the problem.

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