What is Maxillofacial Surgery?
Maxillofacial surgery involves any type of procedure that aims to correct disorders of the face, neck, mouth and jaw. We are fully trained and specialized in a range of maxillofacial surgical procedures. Our goal is to provide you with the care that you need in a comfortable, relaxed setting. You can benefit from having maxillofacial surgery performed as it is a way to correct your appearance as well as make everyday activities more comfortable.
Why is Maxillofacial Surgery needed?
You may need maxillofacial surgery for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, you will need treatment of the TMJ as well as obstructive sleep apnea and facial trauma. You may need maxillofacial surgery when coming in with impacted wisdom teeth as well as cleft lips and palates. Regardless of the type of procedure you may need, we are here to provide you with the care and understanding that you need.
Who is a candidate for Maxillofacial Surgery?
Prior to surgery, we will conduct a consultation and exam as well as take x-rays. This allows us to identify the specific problem you may have and the best way to go about treating it. For example, you may need a bone grafting prior to an implant being placed. Imaging and examinations help us to see where the bone loss has occurred and how to go about placing the new graft.
What happens during Maxillofacial Surgery?
We first consult with you regarding what to expect as well as the type of anesthetic or sedative that is to be used. We then bring you into our office for the surgery itself. This allows you to feel comfortable about your surroundings because you’ve already been here before. We then administer the anesthetic or sedative and perform the maxillofacial surgery. Once this is done, we will bring you to one of our recovery rooms where you will be given time to wake up. You will need to be brought home by a friend or relative after undergoing general anesthesia.
If you think you might need maxillofacial surgery, call our office today and our staff members can easily get you into our schedule.