Conditions Treated by an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
The wide range of surgical, therapeutic, cosmetic, and reconstructive procedures offered by your oral surgeon serving Aurora are designed to meet your dental needs in more ways than one. As a result of extensive clinical training both during and after dental school, oral surgeons are prepared to address dental conditions ranging from the extraction of wisdom teeth to sleep apnea.
After successfully completing an accredited dental school curriculum, oral surgeons are required to complete a hospital residency and related advanced studies. As a dental specialist, oral surgeons are lifelong learners, attending annual continuing education courses and seminars. The hours spent dedicated to continuing education are documented each year as a requirement to maintain an active license to practice dentistry.
Patients who have suffered trauma to the face or mouth may seek the help of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for reconstructive treatment. In the event that a patient suffers tooth loss as a result of facial trauma, your oral surgeon may recommend dental implants as the appropriate tooth replacement option. Many patients can appreciate the fact that an oral surgeon is equipped to remove a damaged tooth as well as place dental implants. Oral surgeons also possess the expertise to perform necessary and related procedures such as bone grafting or pre-prosthetic surgery.
Other surgical procedures related to the head, neck, mouth, and face that can be completed safely and efficiently in the hands of an experienced oral surgeon:
- Orthognathic surgery (A group of surgical procedures designed to properly position the upper and lower jaws as well improve occlusion).
- TMJ (Also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, this surgery addresses dysfunctions of the jaw joint, typically related to clenching and grinding of the teeth).
- Oral Pathology (Where lesions of the head, neck, mouth, or face are detected, a biopsy can be performed and the appropriate treatment provided.)
The conditions treated by an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon extend well beyond tooth extraction, to include virtually any surgical need surrounding the head, face and mouth. To find out how an Oral surgeon can address your surgical needs, schedule your appointment with Dr. K. Ford Moore today.