Oral surgery refers to an operation done on your teeth, gums, jaw, as well as the oral and facial structures that surround them. An oral/maxillofacial surgeon specializes in these surgeries after having undergone three to four years of further training following his/her graduation from dental school.
If you or someone in your family needs an oral surgeon/maxillofacial, we at the office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are dedicated to providing you with the topmost level of expert and empathetic care. Our team will work closely with you to ensure your well-being. You will be in excellent medical hands. We are experts at making all of our patients—from children to adults—feel comfortable and secure during their visits.
Here’s a sample of conditions they address.
They’re choices for patients who have extreme underbites or overbites, difficulty swallowing or chewing, sleep apnea and particular birth defects. While some of these issues can be rectified with braces and other orthodontic appliances, problems that are more serious need surgery to move all or part of the upper jaw, lower jaw or both into a position that’s well-positioned, efficient and beneficial.
Impacted wisdom teeth
When they’re ready to break through the gum line, they sometimes do so only partially or not at all because the jaw hasn’t enough room. The results can be infections of the tissue encircling the teeth as well permanent harm to neighboring bone, gums and teeth. Cysts or tumors occasionally form and ruin parts of the jaw.
Enhancing the fit of dentures
For people who’ll be fitted for their first set of dentures, surgery can fix jaw anomalies so the dentures will fit better. And for denture veterans, the bone of the jaws frequently wanes over time, which makes the dentures fit improperly. The surgeon inserts bone grafts where the bone has deteriorated.
Oral surgeons can treat the mouth, head, neck, sinuses, throat, larynx and lips. They also work on nerve repair, cleft lips and palates, and injuries and infections of the face.
At the office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we provide a warm and welcoming experience for each patient. We ensure that everyone who comes to see us feels at ease. When you visit us, you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced treatment available. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
April 26, 2022