Top Three Issues Requiring the Intervention of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling while oral surgeon talksAn oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) will care for and treat conditions impacting your head, mouth, neck, teeth, and face. Given their specialization, these professionals offer the highest care standards, ensuring patient safety and care while achieving desirable outcomes. Below are the top three issues requiring an oral and maxillofacial surgeon intervention.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, TMJ


TMJ comprises a complex group of problems on the jaw joints, causing pain and reduced movement to the joints and surrounding muscles. The condition can occur due to dental infections, facial neuralgia, headaches, and tumors. Treatment starts with ruling out mechanical joint problems such as clicking sounds and pain. Where your TMJ is due to grinding or clenching, affecting your ability to open your mouth, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will recommend surgical intervention where medication and therapy fail.

Dental Implants


Dental implants replace missing teeth due to trauma, gum disease, or cancer. Your OMS will place the artificial tooth on your jaw to allow bonding with the natural bone. Once intact, the artificial roots will support one or more crowns, allowing you to resume regular teeth functions.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth


Wisdom teeth erupt as the last teeth, usually in the late teenage or early twenties. However, at this time, the jaw often lacks enough space to accommodate them, resulting in chronic pain, crowding, impaction, and increased risk of infection. By contacting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you will undergo a safe extraction of your wisdom teeth and avoid the above risks.

Schedule Your Appointment Today


Oral surgery is a serious procedure, and you should take it seriously if experiencing any of the above issues. While the idea of visiting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon seems daunting, modern technology makes it safer and more effective. If you suspect an underlying problem with your oral health, book your appointment with us today and start your journey toward a healthy mouth and overall health.
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