What is Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

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What is Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

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What is a Maxillofacial Oral Surgeon?

Patients needing facial reconstruction to the neck or head will require a maxillofacial surgeon.  In many of these cases, it requires a dentist skilled in the area of dentures, implants, the extraction of diseased or impacted teeth, TMJ issues, or maxillofacial traumas.

Jaw Corrections with Maxillofacial Oral Surgery

Car accident victims and trauma patients sometimes need the help of a maxillofacial oral surgeon.  People who have protruding chins can have them corrected with maxillofacial surgery.  The Maxillofacial surgeon can help patients with buck teeth, crooked teeth, or teeth that are severely misaligned.

When a patient’s jaws have not grown at the same rate, they may have speech or chewing issues.  In these cases, one of their jawbones might be larger than the other or not aligned in some way.  Maxillofacial surgery can help improve their appearance;  moving the jaw back into place so the tongue and lips can work properly.

TheMaxillofacial surgeon may also use orthodontics to correct jaw issues.  These could range from wires to rubber bands to help hold your jaws in place while they heal.   There may be a need for screws and plates depending on the situation of the patient’s jaw.

Treating Denture Fatigue with Oral Surgery

A common problem that occurs when wearing dentures for years is the loss of gum tissue.  This loss happens just from daily wear and tear of the dentures in the person’s mouth.  Maxillofacial surgery will be required if there is a loss of too much bone and muscle.

The Midtown Dentists are Maxillofacial Oral Surgeons

Trained in Maxillofacial (oral) surgery, Dr. Jonthan Penchas is the founding member of Midtown Dentistry.

Dr. Penchas has worked with maxillofacial cases ranging from mild to extreme.  Regardless of what you need, your teeth and jaw are in good hands at Midtown Dentistry.

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