Why was I referred to an oral surgeon for facial trauma?

Have you suffered an accidental fall, a car accident, or sports injury that’s caused facial trauma? If so, you have likely been referred to an oral surgeon for facial surgery. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is a specialist who is trained to treat facial trauma in addition to many other conditions. An OMS can… Continue reading Why was I referred to an oral surgeon for facial trauma?

Understanding the Nature of Facial Trauma

Facial trauma can have devastating effects on patients. Not only does the nature of these injuries inflict tremendous pain and damage to hard and soft tissues, it takes an emotional toll on patients as well. Although facial trauma can be distressing, our patients take comfort knowing that our oral surgeons are well-equipped to provide compassionate… Continue reading Understanding the Nature of Facial Trauma

Preventing Dental Injuries on the Field and on the Court

Dental injuries can be incredibly uncomfortable and damaging to one’s quality of life. Those who participate in sports should take their facial and dental safety very seriously. This is why it is important to wear all recommended safety gear for the physical activities and sports you enjoy. For instance, wearing chin straps and mouthguards can… Continue reading Preventing Dental Injuries on the Field and on the Court

State-of-the-Art Technology to Enhance Patient Care

Advances in facial surgery treat more complex issues than ever before, and many of these innovations are facilitated by modern technology, such as digital radiography that allows the oral surgeon to use three-dimensional images to develop the treatment plan. This results in more predictable procedures and fewer surprises when the surgeon enters the surgical field.… Continue reading State-of-the-Art Technology to Enhance Patient Care

Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

When you are referred to an oral surgeon for facial surgery or for treatment such as wisdom teeth extraction or dental implants, you may wonder about the education and training that these specialists have completed that qualifies them to provide this treatment. After graduating from dental school, an aspiring oral surgeon will move on to… Continue reading Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Common Procedures Offered by Our Oral Surgeons

Patients may be referred to an oral surgeon for any number of procedures that address a variety of dental and health issues. Here is an overview of the surgical interventions that our experienced practitioners provide most often: Wisdom teeth removal – this is probably the most common reason why people consult with an oral surgeon.… Continue reading Common Procedures Offered by Our Oral Surgeons

Will scars be visible after facial surgery?

For those requiring maxillofacial surgery, visible scarring is a common concern. Many times, facial surgery is needed after trauma that has resulted in lacerations to the face or to repair congenital abnormalities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. When performing facial surgeries, our oral surgeons strive to make scarring as unnoticeable as possible. Our… Continue reading Will scars be visible after facial surgery?

Options to Restore Oral Function After Facial Trauma

Facial trauma is undoubtedly very difficult and painful for the people we treat. Whether a patient has been injured in an accidental fall, while playing a sport, or after a car wreck, our team can help improve comfort, oral function, and ultimately, quality of life. Our oral surgeons can perform a number of specialized facial… Continue reading Options to Restore Oral Function After Facial Trauma

COVID-19 Update

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