Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can diagnose, treat, and perform surgery to correct issues within the soft and hard oral tissues along with the face, head, jaws, and neck. While most dentists can perform common procedures, such as simple extractions, you may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for more complex treatments and procedures. Dr. Gurinsky can perform most surgeries within his office, allowing our patients to be comfortable in a familiar environment.
Types of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries
Oral surgeries can range from simple extractions to treating a tumor of the jaw. Maxillofacial surgeries deal with issues arising in an individual’s jaw or facial region, including reconstructive surgery after facial trauma. Below is a list of the most common oral and maxillofacial surgeries:
- Bone grafting of pre-prosthetic surgery
- Cancer in the face
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Corrective jaw surgery
- Diagnosis and treatment of head and mouth cancers
- Emergency care and acute treatment for facial trauma
- Facial pain
- Tooth Extractions
- Misaligned jaw
- Reconstructive surgery
- Sleep apnea
- TMJ Disorders
- Wisdom teeth issues
What to Expect
During your consultation, we will go over what to expect for your specific surgery, along with answering any of your questions or concerns. After your procedure is finished we will go over all recovery instructions, including any dietary restrictions, and send you home with a “goodie” bag.
To learn more about the oral and maxillofacial surgeries offered please call on of our offices.