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Oral Surgery

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a regional specialist surgeon treating the anatomical area of the mouth, jaws, face, skull, as well as associated structures.
Oral & maxillofacial surgeons are usually initially qualified in dentistry and have undergone further surgical training.
Oral & maxillofacial surgery is universally recognized as a one of the nine specialties of dentistry

  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign pathology of the region (cysts, tumors etc.)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant pathology of the region (oral, head, and neck cancer)
  • Dentoalveolar surgery (surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically compromised patients, or preprosthetic surgery to provide better anatomy for the placement of dentures or other dental prostheses)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign pathology of the region (cysts, tumors etc.)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dysgnathia (incorrect bite),
  • Surgery to insert osseointegrated (bone fused) dental implants

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Surgical Removal of cyst. This patient had one of the worst cysts I have ever seen.

Extraction of the supernumerary tooth on a pediatric patient. If left in place, the permanent tooth could be blocked out of its normal position and fail to erupt. The lower photo is an apicoectomy of a failed root canal. I am cleaning out an infected area around the root and sterilizing the apex. I then sealed the apex with a new plug of gutta percha or IRM.

Typical post-op swelling from wisdom teeth extraction. It is normal to swell up after oral surgery. Swelling lasts for one week, and sometimes less.

This is a surgical extraction of wisdom teeth. It is difficult to see the surgery because it is so far back in the mouth.

Excisional Biopsy of Papilloma.

Surgical extraction of a lateral incisor.

Surgical correction of failed root canal by performing an apicoectomy and retrograde endo seal. Several cases are shown here. The upper one is a classic. You can see the incision and reflection, the bone, the apex of the tooth, and the retrograde endo or apical plug or seal from underneath. When completed the case is sutured or stitched up.

Excisional Biopsy of lipoma tumor on the patient’s lip.

Mixed tumor on the patients lip.

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