What is Mouth & Jaw (Oral & Maxillofacial) Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. They diagnose and manage diseases, injuries, and defects involving both how the bones and soft tissues of the mouth and jaw work and also how they look.
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UR Medicine's Approach
Our jaw and mouth surgeons perform a wide range of procedures:
- Teeth extraction (including removing wisdom teeth)
- Dental implants and associated bone grafting and soft-tissue grafting procedures
- Outpatient anesthesia (for adults and children)
- Jaw surgery (straightening of the jaws)
- Removal of tumors and growths from the jaws and the mouth
- Jaw reconstruction
- Jaw joint surgery (TMJ)
- Removal of cancer from the mouth, jaws, and neck
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Surgery for salivary gland pathology
We also diagnose and treat traumatic facial injuries, facial pain, and TMJ disorders.
Tumor Removal, Immediate Reconstruction and Dental Rehabilitation
28-year old Michael Smith told his dentist at Eastman Dental, part of URMC, he was having pain in the lower left jaw area. After conducting a clinical exam and reviewing x-rays, the dentist knew there was something suspicious.
What Sets Us Apart?
As board-certified diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons provide a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete multi-year, hospital-based surgical residencies that train them to diagnose and manage diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the skeletal and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial (jaw and mouth) regions.
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