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Key Facts About Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


Posted on 11/8/2021 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Key Facts About Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonsMaxillofacial surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries affecting the head, neck, face, and jaws. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, there are approximately 9,000 certified OMS in America. This is due to the extensive training they undergo before they begin practicing. This includes four years of dental school and six years of residency.

What Procedures Do Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Carry Out?


Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons deal with several dental conditions that destroy your oral health. Before they carry out any surgery, the specialists examine your mouth for any signs and symptoms they should treat. An OMS performs reconstructive surgery to repair broken and misaligned jaws. We place tiny incisions that allow us to reposition the jaw to reduce discomfort while eating food.

Maxillofacial surgeons also treat facial lacerations as a result of accidents or sports injuries. We specialize in identifying and performing the extraction of cysts, growths, and cancers found in the neck, face, or mouth. Our dental specialists also remove impacted wisdom teeth. These teeth cause overcrowding and infection in the gum area.

Another maxillofacial procedure surgeons do is placing dental implants in the jawbone area when there is excessive bone loss. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons end up having to do bone grafts by transplanting bone tissue from another body part. They perform surgeries to reduce pain from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. OMS is also trained to perform cosmetic surgeries like facelifts, chin, and nose reconstruction. After every procedure, our maxillofacial surgeons prescribe home care and medicine for the best results.

Our clinic has the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons whose main aim is to improve your oral health. If you have any queries about the procedures an OMS performs, visit or call us to schedule your appointment.

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