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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Terms to Know

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons assist millions of people all over the United States. As you may know, these medical professionals handle tasks like removing wisdom teeth, jaw reconstruction after an accident, and even dental implants. While some dentists handle tooth removal as well, if actual surgery is involved, a maxillofacial surgeon is often required. You might find that certain oral surgeons and wisdom teeth experts specialize in specific procedures. Before you acquire the assistance of any oral surgeons or maxillofacial specialists, become acquainted with the terms found below.

  • Periodontist – Also referred to as a periodontic specialist, this is a professional that addresses and assists with gum health, disorders, and diseases. In other words, the structures that surround and support teeth. Periodontists often treat patients with gum inflammation and gingivitis, and even handle dental implants.
  • Maxillofacial – This essentially refers to the jaws and the face. Therefore experts in this field commonly help correct facial defects, jaw injuries, mouth disorders, and diseases that pertain to the neck or jaws. This is a specialty surgery.
  • TMJ – This basically means tempero-mandibular joint. It is the joint that hinges or connects the lower jaw to the skull. Maxillofacial specialists often assist people with TMJ problems, such as jaw clicking or teeth grinding.
  • Palatal Lift – An oral prosthesis that is used to elevate or lift the soft palate or velum. This lift essentially assists by restoring the functions of the soft palate. This medical condition is often called a cleft palate or lip.
  • Facial Moulage – This is a negative impression or reproduction of the face. It is used to record bony contours and soft tissue. The purpose of a facial moulage is to create a prosthesis or some type of implant.
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    Wellness Dental
    2900 W Ray Rd Ste 3, Chandler, AZ 85224
    If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call your dentist. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washclo
    (480) 393-0687
    Carlotti Oral Surgery Center
    7930 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    They make it easy to acquire the highly skilled services of a Scottsdale oral surgeon team that locals have grown to trust.
    (480) 435-9050
    Optismiles Scottsdale
    10752 N 89th Pl Suite B, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Successful Cosmetic Dentists intelligently devote their time to giving people beautiful smiles. Optismiles specializes in giving Cosmetic Dentists massive exposure in their service area,
    (480) 725-3305
    Canyon Vista Dental Care
    110 S Idaho Rd Ste 260, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
    (480) 982-0782
    Arizona Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC
    6808 E Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
    (480) 981-7076
    Gateway Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics
    1901 S Signal Butte Rd Ste 107, Mesa, AZ 85209
    (480) 305-0877
    Paul Sandstrom DDS & David Edwards DDS
    7448 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207
    (480) 396-8684
    Superstition Lakes Dental
    2500 S Power Rd Ste 131, Mesa, AZ 85209
    (480) 924-5577
    Towne Center Dental Group and Orthodontics
    4996 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212
    (480) 840-3600
    Canyon Lakes Dental Group and Orthodontics
    2025 N Power Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85215
    (480) 964-1560
    Perfect Teeth
    2733 N Power Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85215
    (480) 924-7800
    Las Sendas Dental Health
    2947 N Power Rd Ste 103, Mesa, AZ 85215
    (480) 283-5854
    Arizona Maxillofacial Surgeons, PC
    6755 E Superstition Springs Blvd Ste 103, Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 830-5866
    Keith Farr, DDS
    4540 E Baseline Rd Ste 111, Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 834-8035
    Aesthetic Family Dental Care
    6626 E Baseline Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 218-8800

    Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on most of the structural elements of the face. They perform treatments on the craniomaxillofacial complex, which includes the mouth, jaws, neck, face, and skull- both hard and soft tissues. Some of their common procedures include head and neck cancerous tumor removal, cosmetic facial surgery, and jaw alignment. Surgeons also regularly treat fractures to jaws, cheek bones, nasal structures, the skull, and eye sockets. These specialized doctors must receive a degree in dentistry before studying surgery, which is why they are qualified to do difficult tooth extractions, impacted teeth treatments, and preprosthetic surgery, which makes the anatomy more suitable for the placement of implants, dentures, or other dental prostheses. Maxillofacial surgeons work in hospitals and have private practice clinics, and accept health insurance. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons need to be ready for emergency surgery, as well as those that are scheduled in advance. For example, when a person has been in a car crash and has suffered trauma to the face, and is in need of immediate facial reconstruction, a maxillofacial surgeon is called in. They are qualified to work with the various hard and soft tissues, and bone. Surgeries, like tumor removal and cosmetic surgery, can be scheduled in advance, and aren't considered emergencies, and will more likely be performed at a clinic as opposed to the hospital. When people are looking for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, they should first consult with their insurance to see if any specific doctors are listed under their coverage. The surgery will be scheduled depending on the urgency of the procedure.
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