Oral and maxillofacial surgeons focus on treating problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws. While they sometimes perform these in a hospital, their practices are more often located in a comfortable office setting. Let’s take a look at some of the procedures oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform from your dentist in Hollywood.
Tooth extractions are possibly the most common procedure that oral surgeons perform. The most common tooth extraction procedure is wisdom teeth removal. Minor surgery is usually required to remove impacted wisdom teeth and can be done in the dentist office using sedation.
Orthognathic surgery can be performed when orthodontics is not enough to correct a misaligned bite. It can also be used to repair congenital abnormalities or to treat severe orthodontic conditions, skeletal problems, and other disorders. In this procedure, the bones of the face and jaw may be reshaped and repositioned, and the jaws and teeth realigned.
This is a special procedure that is done to correct the changes in facial structure caused by this birth defect. This surgery is also sometimes needed after a tumor is removed or even to correct a traumatic dental injury or facial trauma which can result from an auto accident, a workplace injury, and many other causes.
At TLC Dental we offer a full range of oral and maxillofacial procedures, including the ones listed above. The best part is, they can all be performed in the comfort of our office. If you are considering having any of these procedures done, contact us today to learn more.