Oral surgery is a specialist area of dentistry for diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of your diseases, defects and injuries associated with esthetic and functional aspects of mouth, face, jaws and teeth.
Conditions that undergo the treatment-Your concerns associated with functional areas like controlling your serious oral disease, overcoming your issues associated with congenital growth, keeping your teeth and treating your trauma are handled by the dental specialists, the oral surgeons.
An oral surgeon possesses the skills in the following fields
Removal of the impacted and the diseased tooth-An oral surgeon has the expertise in removing the impacted and the damaged tooth and can provide in office anesthesia, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Placement of dental implants-Your oral surgeon collaborates with your cosmetic dentist. The cosmetic dentist designs your restorations and your oral surgeon plans and places your tooth implants. Areas requiring reconstruction of the bone for implant placement is taken care of by the oral surgeon. He possesses expertise in modifying gum tissue around the implants for producing attractive and natural appearance.
Treatment of facial trauma-Oral surgeons are experts in repairing minor as well as complex skin lacerations, setting of facial bones and fractured jaw, reconnecting nerves that are cut apart and treating injuries comprising oral tissues and jaws.
Evaluations of pathological conditions-Oral surgeons are experts in treating patients with benign tumors and cysts of mouth as well as malignant oral cancer. They also treat patients with extensive infections of salivary glands, oral cavity and jaws.
Doing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery-Problems like correcting your facial bone, jaw and facial soft tissues resulting from the removal of cysts and tumors or trauma are all corrected by your oral surgeon. Corrective surgeries can help restore your function and form to the maxillofacial area and can involve nerves, bones, skin and varied tissues involving other parts of your body for reconstructing your face and jaws.
Doing corrective jaw surgery-Your minor as well as major dental and skeletal jaw irregularities are corrected by your oral surgeons for improving your speaking, chewing and breathing. Oral surgeon collaborates with your orthodontist for surgically reconstructing and realigning your upper and lower jaws into proper facial and dental relationships for improving your facial appearance and your biting function. Your birth defects are also surgically corrected by your oral surgeon.
Your orthodontist, dentist and oral surgeon should all collaborate for determining whether Orthognathic surgery is appropriate for you or not. However, the responsibility about deciding the most appropriate procedure for curing you; lies with your orthodontist. Being part of the dental team, the oral surgeon provides emotional, surgical and educational support to the family members for long term treatment.
Choosing oral surgeon-imperative question for you to consider while choosing your oral surgeon is-How much practice has been done by your oral surgeon? Ideally you would get yourself referred to the oral surgeon who possesses years of experience in performing Orthodontia procedures. The more expertise and experience he possesses, the better it is for you. Our orthodontist has years of experience.