When do you need Oral & Maxillofacial surgery?
Oral surgeons are so called because their practices are confined almost entirely to treating conditions within the mouth. The following are treatments that an oral surgeon can perform:
- Denture fittings
- Dental crowns
- Root canals
- Impacted wisdom tooth extraction
Maxillofacial surgery is a more advanced form of oral surgery. If you have an issue that extends beyond the mouth, you may require a maxillofacial procedure. Maxillofacial surgeons are often called to treat patients who have sustained some sort of trauma to the face. Trauma consists of a sudden, violent blow that often causes bones to break and may lead to facial disfiguration.