Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures

people in a dentist's officeOral and maxillofacial surgery includes oral pathology, dental implants, teeth removal, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, bone grafts, TMJ disorders and much more. Oral surgeons and family dentistry professionals in South Bend perform such procedures.

Here are some of the procedures involved:

  • Dental implants –Dental implants is the most common procedure used to replace bad teeth or to support a new or existing denture. The procedure of placing implants is a very skilled one, and therefore only an experienced oral surgeon or dentist can perform this. There are different types of techniques to choose from depending on the requirements of the patient and skill of the surgeon.
  • Jaw surgery – This corrective surgery is also called orthognathic procedure, which is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon. The reason for this surgery could be a malocclusion bite, incorrect jaw structure, un-proportioned appearance, TMJ or temporomandibular joint pain, major or minor trauma, grinding that causes excessive wearing of teeth, difficulties in eating and chewing.
  • Extraction of teeth –Extraction of teeth is necessary under various circumstances. This could include partially erupted wisdom teeth, primary teeth that have not fallen out, teeth that are beyond repair due to fracture, decay, or trauma or for other orthodontic treatment.

Many other procedures come under the field of maxillofacial and oral surgery. If you have any issue with your teeth, gums, or jaw alignment, you should consult a reputed maxillofacial and oral surgeon. Do your research well online and offline, to find reputed and trustworthy dentists for your needs.

There are also some reputed online websites, which offer information on reputed and well-qualified dentists in your area.  Shortlist a couple of suitable dentists and consult them about your dental issues. Pick a dental surgeon, who is not only an expert, but also one with whom you are comfortable with, as the association will be a long one.