Maxillofacial surgery is defined as any surgical procedure relating to the jaws and face. Oral surgery falls into this category. For individuals with a disease, defect or injury in or around their mouth, oral surgery helps to address and resolve these issues. The Marconi Dental Group is aware that every mouth is different, and oral issues range anywhere from minor to severe. Thankfully, our Sacramento area dental group has an oral and maxillofacial surgeon on staff and prepared to assist.
What Oral Surgeons Do For You
When you have a tooth that needs to come out or a dental implant that needs to go in, an oral surgeon may be the one completing the operation. To become a specialist in this area of dentistry, they prove themselves with extensive training and experience.
In addition to the required years at a dental school, oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue with four more years of additional training, at the very least. They do this as a resident physician at either a dental school or a hospital. On top of this, many of these surgeons add additional years of training in a chosen specialty. But it doesn’t end there – oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive thorough training in general anesthesia and intravenous (IV) sedation.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons address a variety of issues, including:
- Removal of broken or impacted teeth
- Cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Dental implants
- Lesion removal or biopsy
- Cleft lip or palate repairs
- Surgical correction for obstructive sleep apnea
- Facial trauma or pain treatment
- Corrective jaw surgery
With years of experience and training, our surgical team at the Marconi Dental Group is ready and able to provide you with the best care possible. If you have further questions or would like to find out about the feasibility of a specific procedure, please give us a call or use our online form to schedule a consultation.