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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery In Phoenix & Gilbert, AZ

Advanced, cutting-edge procedures for better patient care. Missing teeth? Experiencing jaw pain? Embarrassing smile? An oral surgeon at our Phoenix & Gilbert offices can correct your problems and make your smile beautiful again!

Why Oral Surgeon

Why Should I Choose An Oral Surgeon?

Oral maxillofacial surgeons have advanced training beyond dental school that involves four additional years of hospital based oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. This additional schooling makes an oral surgeon an experts in performing the following treatments:

What Does An Oral Surgeon Do?

An oral surgeon is an expert in the care of the face and neck and treating problems such as jaw pain or tooth loss through advanced techniques and procedures.

They can transform the appearance and function of someone’s mouth through a variety of procedures such as corrective jaw surgery and facial trauma surgery. These procedures are designed to restore the health and function of your smile and improve the aesthetics of your profile and overall appearance.

Through technologically advanced oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, as well as oral pathology exams, our Phoenix & Gilbert doctors can diagnose oral health problems and recommend solutions to restore their mouths and jaws.

Everything was perfect! I got all four of my wisdom teeth teeth taken out and it was literally painless and I had no swelling.

Oral Surgeon Do

Oral Surgery Procedures

Bone Grafting

A bone graft may be necessary to protect the future of the teeth and gums when bone density drops below a certain level. Bone grafts can be taken from the patient, from another human (usually a cadaver) or an animal source.

Sinus Augmentation or Sinus “Lift”

Bone grafting procedures that are done within the upper portion of your mouth are referred to as sinus lifts or augmentations. This is because the sinus cavities are located next to the areas where the oral surgeon will be working.

Ridge Augmentation

If you are one of the many people with at least one missing tooth, you may require ridge augmentation. During this procedure, an oral surgeon will reshape the area where the natural tooth once sat, creating a more attractive and healthy contour.

Tooth Extractions

When a natural tooth can no longer be kept in place due to advanced decay, cracks or other reasons, an extraction may be indicated. During this process, the oral surgeon will use an anesthetic to make certain the patient is comfortable. After the tooth extraction site has healed, the patient may be referred to a prosthodontist for dental implants.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, is a condition during which the jawbone “sticks” or seems to lock in place. Sufferers of TMJ often report intense pain, especially when they awaken. An oral surgeon can help diagnose and successfully treat TMJ.

Facial Trauma

Oral surgeons are specialists in the treatment of facial injuries and have completed many additional years of schooling beyond dental school in the management and long-term treatment of facial trauma. Our oral surgeons are able to expertly treat facial lacerations, intra oral lacerations, knocked out (avulsed) teeth, fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, eye), and fractured jaws (upper or lower).

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

A surgeon may perform orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, when the upper and lower jaw do not meet correctly or if the teeth do not fit with the jaws. Corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw and allows the teeth to function properly and improves the aesthetics of a person’s smile.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction is performed to remove the third set of adult molars. Adults typically have their third set of molars by the age of 18 and many people experience pain or discomfort as the third set of molars grows in. Wisdom teeth can cause misalignment of the teeth as the other teeth shift and move to make room for the wisdom teeth.

They may also grow in sideways, partially emerge or remain trapped below the gums in the bone. However wisdom teeth erupt, they rarely grow in without causing issues to surrounding teeth and jaw. Wisdom teeth extraction helps prevent these issues by removing the teeth before they have the opportunity to erupt or when they partially erupt.

Dental Implants

Our specialists practice many types of dental implant procedures depending on the needs of the patient. One of the most widely appreciated are All-on-4 implants from the manufacturing and training experts at Nobel Biocare. These revolutionary implants are ideal for people who have lost several teeth in a row, and who want a fast way to get a natural appearance.

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Educational Videos

What is an OMS? An Expert in Face, Mouth and Jaw Surgery (:37)

What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon? (:30)

OMSs: Experts in Face, Mouth and Jaw Surgery (:15)

OMSs Treat Conditions of the Face, Mouth and Jaw (:15)

OMSs: A Part of Your Healthcare Team (:15)

Anesthesia: Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office (9:32)

Having Frenectomy Surgery (3:49)

Having Impacted Canine Surgery (5:04)

Having Orthognathic Surgery (7:17)

Having Third Molar Surgery (4:37)

Temporary Anchorage Devices (4:43)

Facial Injury/Facial Trauma (:36)

The OMS’s role in Facial Injury/Facial Trauma (:28)