Wisdom Teeth can become impacted, cause orthodontic problems, infection, pain or ulcers and require extraction by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Wisdom Teeth can become impacted and require exposure or orthodontic treatment to help align them. Some badly displaced or crowded teeth may require removal by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
An implant(s) placed into the upper or lower jaw provides a base to attach an artificial tooth (crown) or a dental prosthesis (bridge) too.
If an implant needs more bone to hold onto, a bone graft may be necessary. This bone is usually taken from another part of the jaw or hip. Sometime artificial bone is used.
Orthognathic Surgery is performed to position the jaws into the correct relationship. These procedures may improve a person's ability to chew and speak as well as to provide the best facial aestheitics.
Facial Fractures may be caused by accidents (motor vehicle. sporting) or violence. Fractures treated by Maxillofacial Surgeons include those of the Cheekbones, Eye Socket, Jaws, Nose and Skull.
Cysts and tumours of the jaw and facial area requiring removal and testing
At times conditions such as prominent frenum, tongue tie or soft tissue lesions along the line of polyps or mucous cysts may require releasing or removal by an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Genioplasty is often performed in conjunction at the same time with Orthognathic Surgery but, can also be performed as a seperate procedure. It is the process of repositioning the chin.