Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Surprise, AZ
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is commonly known for addressing defects that are present on your face, specifically your jaw and mouth. The treatment is focused primarily on the bones and tissues of your maxillofacial radius.
Your maxillofacial area includes your lower face and jaw. It can help ease pain and also work toward improving jaw function. Maxillofacial surgery also focuses on relieving dental pain with an emphasis on dental implants, treating oral diseases, and easing dental pain caused by chronic dental illnesses.
At Surprise Smiles, our dentists and team will use their expertise to examine your current condition and suggest a treatment plan accordingly when you visit one of our clinics in Dentist Surprise AZ area.
EDUCATION REQUIRED TO PERFORM ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine dental fields that the American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes. To obtain a dental surgery degree, six extra years of education are required on top of the normal dental degree. This is a tremendous amount of schooling, and very few doctors have achieved this.
WHAT IS RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY?
Reconstructive surgery, as the name suggests, is fundamentally for people who want to work on parts of their faces or bodies that they’re not entirely satisfied with. In terms of dentistry, this is done with the jaw.
Jaw problems can be resolved with jaw straightening, bone grafting, or extracting teeth on the lower jaw, which reflect the consequent structure.
Our dentists will require certain tests before they conclude which procedure will serve you best. They will also need to assess the condition of your jaw and teeth before they can conclude.
WHAT IS CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY?
Craniofacial surgery is followed through by surgical methods that have certain parts of the body as their focal points, such as the head, face, and neck.
Craniofacial surgery is a beneficial surgery that can rebuild your face through an empathetic emphasis placed on tending to damaged tissues and bones.
You can opt for craniofacial surgery if you have irregularities that you are not comfortable with. It is also an effective procedure for those who have a cleft lip or cleft palate. A cleft lip is essentially when a child’s upper lip has not fully formed, so an opening paves the way from it.
WHAT IS COSMETIC SURGERY?
Cosmetic surgeries can help to turn back the pages of time and give your face the aesthetic you have always thought it needed. Whether you are looking to have facial work done, or simply change the way your mouth looks we have the solution for you.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
When a tooth has reached the end of its life it is critically important to your oral health that it be replaced. The best tooth replacement option on the market today is dental implants. Mimicking both the form and function of your natural teeth, dental implants allow your mouth to maintain its health without a hitch. The surgery to place a dental implant is fairly minor, and we are experts at placing them.
WHAT IS A BONE GRAFT?
When teeth are lost and not replaced your mouth undergoes a series of changes. One of those changes is typically the loss of bone in the jaw. Bone loss in the jaw can lead to tissue loss, a change in the structure of the face, and even further tooth loss. When bone loss is allowed to run rampant in your jaw your oral health can suffer greatly. With bone grafting surgery we can stop and even reverse the effects of bone loss in your jaw.
WHAT IS FLAP SURGERY?
Gum disease can be a difficult thing to treat. If you go long periods without seeing us sometimes it can develop into the late stages before you are even aware of it. Sometimes when we catch gum disease early we can work with you to reduce the severity of it and even reverse the effects entirely. When a case of gum disease becomes particularly serious we have the ability to perform a thing called flap surgery.
Flap surgery involves removing healthy tissue from elsewhere on the body for use in the desired location in order to replace damaged tissue.
RECOVERY FROM ORAL SURGERY
These surgical procedures require rest afterward. You will need to take extra care of yourself if you opt for any of these procedures.
During the healing process, your body is putting in extra effort to ensure that you recover in the smoothest way possible.
After oral and maxillofacial surgery, you may experience swelling. You will also be unable to use your teeth and jaw as much as you normally would. The same goes for dental implant surgery.
If you experience any discomfort, or any irregular side effects, don’t hesitate to contact us at Surprise Smiles.
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If you feel like you may need any of these procedures or that your teeth or jaw need medical attention, schedule a consultation with our dentists. They will assess your case thoroughly and construct a proper treatment plan for you, as required. Call us now at (623) 215-1075.
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