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What Is Considered Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?
Posted on 4/11/2022 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You have been told that you need to undergo oral surgery and now are wondering what it means and why it has to be performed by an oral surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty involving the treatment of injuries, deformities, and diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial parts of the head. By oral, we mean the soft and hard tissue of the mount while maxillofacial refers to the face and jaw regions.
When do you Need Oral surgery
Dental issues become a medical condition after infection or inflammation occurs in the mouth or when you cannot eat or sleep because of jaw and tooth pain. Surgery may be needed if you are struggling with conditions such as impacted teeth, sleep apnea, facial trauma, cleft problems, bruxism, head and neck cancers, or issues that require corrective jaw surgery. The distinction between the need for surgery for dental and medical reasons is not always clean. The line seems a little blurry for most patients.
Consider, for example, a case like an abscessed tooth. It is considered both a medical and dental problem since it involves the formation of pocket pus in the tooth or gum tissue due to a bacterial infection. In addition to medical reasons, you may need oral surgery to treat periodontal disease, replace a missing tooth with implants, or bulk up the jaw using bone grafting for a dental implant procedure.
Whether your reason for oral surgery is dental or medical, an OMS office is well prepared to promote your oral health by performing various surgical procedures. Oral & Maxillofacial specialists utilize highly reliable, advanced, and specialized tools, equipment, and materials, thereby ensuring the best possible outcomes for the patients. If you need oral surgery or you have a dental problem that might need surgery, contact our Oral & Maxillofacial team today. Schedule your consultation appointment.