What Is an Oral Surgeon?

An Oral Surgeon, also known as a maxillofacial surgeon is the practitioner that you’d see for a dental procedure that your family dentist does not do. Some processes that an oral surgeon will be to correct issues with the face, gingiva, jaw, and teeth. The processes they do are more complicated than the processes a family dentist will do. Many of these complex processes include bone grafts, facial augmentation, eliminating affected teeth, and oral birth defects. When somebody has a facial deformity or has suffered facial injuries because of a health condition they’ll typically find a dental surgeon to help rebuild their mouth and face.

A lot of oral surgeons also practice plastic surgery to have the ability to assist individuals who must correct a facial problem. Two common oral birth defects they may help reduce or repair are a cleft palate or lip. Another dental problem the surgeon would look after is wisdom teeth which are impacted. To assist in preventing harm to the gingiva, other teeth, and jaw they’ll be removed surgically by an oral surgeon. It is also possible that you may have another tooth that becomes damaged so badly or affected they must also be properly removed. These teeth are generally substituted with dental implants to help with preventing a tooth from changing. It is performed to retain the overall look of a complete set of teeth.

Dental implants typically consist of a synthetic tooth that’s attached to a screw that’s then placed in your jaw. An oral surgeon may also help correct jaw issues like unequal or mismatched jaw span that may result in difficulties with eating and speaking. Having jaw irregularities might also lead to a bad fit for all those that wear dentures. If you suffer from a jaw disease called temporomandibular joint, you can also experience intense facial and head pain. To help alleviate some of those issues an oral surgeon may rebuild your jaw.

They can also help individuals eliminate anti snoring using surgical procedures. They might use laser surgery to scar the oropharynx based in the rear of your mouth or to tighten it to assist reduce breathing obstructions. Laser surgery might also remove any excess tissue from the palette to help stop interruptions on your breathing patterns while sleeping or snoring. You might also develop severe medical problems if you’ve had an infection in your mouth, neck, and facial skin. The oral surgeon can remove the tissue that’s infected to reduce the potential risk of having any more problems.

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