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What do Maxillofacial Surgeons Treat?

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Evan
What do Maxillofacial Surgeons Treat?
A maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist who deals with correcting injuries or any weaknesses in your mouth, face, or jaw. They mainly help to identify and fix any issues with your bones and tissues. The surgeons are trained to handle various things, such as dental implants, impacted wisdom teeth, oral cancers, and misaligned jaws, among other dental and oral issues.

Dental Implants

Maxillofacial surgeons are competent in removing and replacing your teeth with other synthetic options. The surgery aims to replace your tooth roots with screw-like posts and metals. Then your damaged teeth are replaced with artificial teeth that resemble your natural ones. What makes dental implants outstanding is that they have zero effects on your natural teeth.

Reconstructive Surgery

After an accident, you can have problems such as broken cheekbones, teeth, or even your jaws. Reconstructive surgery aims at rebuilding the bones and tissues of your jaw or mouth. The surgeon can investigate your case and offer to replace lost teeth by inserting dental implants. If you have any fractures in the jaws, the surgeon can offer the best treatment, such as wiring the jaws.

Misaligned Jaws

If you have a misaligned jaw, jaw surgery is the best treatment. The surgery can either enlarge or reduce your jaw to ensure a well-balanced appearance. Maxillofacial surgery is competent in offering this surgery and ensures that your teeth function well and your face also appears symmetrical.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems such as jaw stiffness or swelling. Also, since the teeth are only partially erupted, they can be susceptible to decay. Their positioning can make flossing and brushing quite challenging. A maxillofacial surgeon recommends removing wisdom teeth to prevent common issues, and the surgeon will create an incision on the gums and extract the bones which block the tooth root.

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