What Is a Maxillofacial Surgeon

What Is a Maxillofacial Surgeon

Posted by Dr. Ankita Agarwal on Mar 27 2022, 12:57 PM

Maxillofacial surgery is a branch of dentistry that seeks to correct diseases, injuries, and defects in your face, jaw, or mouth. Ankita Agarwal and the rest of River Family Dentistry are here to assist you in resolving your problems and to regain your smile.

Maxillofacial Surgery

A dental surgeon with advanced training can perform maxillofacial surgery. A wide range of maxillofacial procedures can treat diseases, repair injuries, and correct defects in your face, jaw, or mouth. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with maxillofacial surgery. However, the procedures help many people in reducing pain, correcting deformities, and restoring function.

Maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained specialists who diagnose and treat problems related to:

  • Jaw and lower face bones and tissues (maxillofacial area)
  • your tongue's roof (palate)
  • Teeth

What Is the Purpose of Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial surgery is also used to improve jaw function and alleviate pain. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialized in treating the conditions and injuries affecting the head, neck, mouth, jaw, and face. It can treat a wide range of dental issues and conditions, including:

  • Identifying the causes of chronic dental pain
  • Getting your mouth ready for dental implants and prostheses (such as dentures)
  • Putting in dental implants
  • Taking out (extracting) impacted teeth
  • Treating oral diseases

Procedures can also be used to treat jaw problems such as:

  • Bone mass loss through bone grafting where bone tissue is transplanted from another part of the body to replace bone that has been lost in your jaw
  • Abnormal bite by reconstructing your jaw
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that affect the place where your lower jaw attaches to your skull
  • Injuries to happen to your face, jaw, and mouth as a result of trauma

Other Reasons for Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Correcting congenital, that is inborn, abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate
  • Diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cysts, tumors, cancer, and other growths
  • Identifying the causes of chronic facial pain
  • Facial trauma (injury) treatment, such as facial fractures or damaged maxillofacial tissue

Dr. Ankita Agarwal and her knowledgeable, compassionate team provide a wide range of dental services at River Family Dentistry. We are committed to providing you with the most effective and high-quality treatments that are both affordable and convenient. We assure you the best treatment by the best specialists. We are located at 11230 Gold Express Dr, Unit 306, Gold River, CA 95670 for your convenience. Call us at 916.852.7660 to book your appointments.

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