Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are known as orthopedic facial surgeons responsible for treating a wide range of dental issues, including but not limited to the removal of impacted teeth and reconstructive surgery.

This dental specialty includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.   For complex treatments that may require more invasive procedures or deeper levels of sedation, these specialists may be recommended.


Other examples of services provided:


Removing diseased and impacted teeth and administering anesthesia.

Placing dental implants.

Treating facial trauma.

Evaluating pathologic conditions.

Alleviating facial pain.

Performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Performing corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery.

Providing surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


For more general information on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dentist