Do you or someone you love suffer from neck, jaw, or face pain? If you’re struggling with the difficulty that oral and/or facial pain or discomfort brings, we can help! Our dental team is experienced in helping provide solutions for those who are in need of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
What Exactly Is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
According to the American Dental Association, the official definition of oral and maxillofacial surgery is “the speciality of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatments of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.”
In other words, if you have issues that involve your mouth, jaw, or face that require serious help or surgery, an oral maxillofacial surgeon is the kind of specialist you want to see.
How Can an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Help Me?
Some examples of the work that an oral maxillofacial surgeon might do is helping correct a cleft palate. This is a birth condition that leaves the baby with a split in the lip and roof of their mouth. Surgery done by this kind of specialist can help the child grow up eating and speaking with ease.
Another way that oral maxillofacial surgeons help is by assisting those who have been in serious accidents with jaw, face, and eye socket reconstruction. This will help restore a normal appearance to their face and can also ease the healing process and remove unnecessary pain and discomfort.
If you believe that you are in need of the skills of an experienced oral maxillofacial surgeon, give our office a call. We look forward to answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have.