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What is a maxillofacial surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard (i.e., bone) and soft (i.e., skin, muscle) tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws. Their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in this anatomical area. The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery practice includes, among others:

  • Anesthesia
  • Teeth and wisdom teeth extraction
  • Exposure of impacted teeth
  • Endodontic surgery (root canal surgery)
  • Implants
  • Bone grafts
  • Diseases of the mouth including cancer (Pathologic Conditions)
  • Facial Trauma Surgery (facial injuries)
  • Surgical Correction of Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities
  • Jaw (temporomandibular) Joint Surgery
  • Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery (cleft lip and palate)

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