Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized surgical specialty dealing with reconstructive oral surgery, maxillofacial reconstruction, facial trauma, cosmetic dentistry, the mouth, jaw, head, neck and face. Oral surgeons specialize in reconstructive surgeries that deal with oral tissues, teeth, bone, nerves, or bones, and connective tissues. They are also trained to perform cosmetic procedures including dental implants. In many areas, oral surgeons are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Qualified oral surgeons can use different techniques and methods to restore dental, and oral tissue. The most common techniques used for reconstructive oral surgery include orthodontic surgery, root canal treatment, dermal fillers, teeth implantation, gum lift, jaw reshaping, jaw surgery, and reconstructive dentistry. Orthodontic surgery deals with restoring an arch in the mouth, while dermal fillers help reduce swelling and improve the appearance of a smile.
Oral surgeons may also utilize dental implants to correct missing teeth. If you are experiencing problems with your teeth, such as tooth decay or abscesses, oral surgeons may also provide you with oral braces or teeth extractions.
Because oral surgeons are trained to use sophisticated instruments and techniques, many patients are able to get their teeth corrected or replace their missing teeth during an outpatient visit. Some patients may also undergo general anesthesia during the procedure to avoid any discomfort or complications.
When it comes to restoring the appearance of a smile, patients should wear comfortable shoes when visiting an oral surgeon’s office. These shoes will make walking or sitting easier and provide greater comfort. Patients are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, as wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose can be very uncomfortable, and may even cause blisters or irritation. After consulting with the patient’s primary care physician, the patient is then taken to the surgeon’s office and given instructions on how to dress, while they wait for the procedure to begin.
Most oral surgeons perform their operations under the supervision of a dentist. This ensures that all precautions are taken in order to prevent any complications, such as infection, bleeding, or injury to the patient during the procedure.
The most common complications that patients who undergo treatment from the oral surgeon’s experience are minor. However, serious complications can occur if the procedure is performed improperly.
It is important to seek out an oral surgeon that has experience and knowledge in this area so that you have a full understanding of the risks and benefits associated with the procedure. Before you decide to have the procedure performed, you should consult your primary care physician.
If you are considering undergoing any type of oral surgery procedures, whether it is for cosmetic reasons or to correct a problem with your teeth, it is important to discuss the procedure with your primary care physician. You should ask about potential side effects, any possible complications, any restrictions that will occur, and any possible risk factors such as pre-existing conditions, and medications, among other things. You should also ask if you will be required to wear a splint while you are undergoing the procedure and if anesthesia will be administered prior to surgery.