Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and treat complications affecting the mouth, jaws, gums, teeth, and facial structures. The overall goal is to treat the problem and provide the most appealing result possible.
Oral Surgery Procedures Performed Include:
- Bone Grafting
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Oral Diseases
- Tooth Extraction
- Removal of Wisdom Teeth
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are normally removed to prevent future problems from occurring such as your jaw not being large enough to fit the wisdom teeth, this will normally result in the wisdom teeth to become impacted (cannot get through gums). Impacted teeth are dangerous and can cause infections to the wisdom tooth, other teeth, and bones. After the procedure patients may experience pain, swelling, bleeding, dry socket, and numbness in lips and mouth.
Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth extraction cost ranges depending on the location and experience of the dentist, as well as the type of dental insurance and extent of the procedure. Wisdom teeth extraction ranges anywhere from $150.00 – $1,5000 depending on the amount of wisdom teeth being removed.
Tooth Loss (Dental Implants)
Patients who have suffered from tooth loss caused by an accident or infection can have dental implants, (an alternative to dentures) implants are surgically put in place and are artificially attached to the jaw bone.
Oral surgery can fix many jaw related problems such as TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders), unequal jaw growth, and denture fitting.
TMJ (Temporomandibular join disorders)
Surgery is performed in order to fix acute or chronic pain in the temporomandibular joint, this disorder can be extremely painful and also cause the jaw to function improperly. Symptoms normally include difficulty chewing, popping and clicking noises when opening or closing jaw, facial pain, hearing loss, headaches and migraines, and jaw pain. TMJ can develop over time from many causes, the most common being Bruxism (grinding of teeth), trauma (injury), genetics, bad chewing habits, and excessive opening of the mouth.
Fractured Jaw and Broken Facial Bone Repair
Oral surgery is commonly used to repair broken facial bones and fractures jaws. Broken jaws are extremely common for people who take part in sports since the mandible is often unprotected. Symptoms of a broken jaw are obvious an include bleeding, altered teeth alignment, swelling, bruising, and discoloration.
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