Maxillofacial surgery is the medical specialty that encompasses the diagnosis, surgery, and related treatments for a broad array of defects, injuries, diseases, and aesthetic features of the face, neck, head, mouth, jaws, and teeth. The oral surgeons at the Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona are equipped to handle conditions related to misaligned jaws, wisdom teeth, and facial pain. We also offer reconstructive and oral surgery for people suffering from facial injuries sustained in accidents and provide care for patients with tumors, cysts, developmental abnormalities of the face and jaws, and cosmetic and functional maladies of the maxillofacial areas.
Types of Facial Surgery
The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery is extensive. Several of the areas it covers include diagnosing and treating head and neck cancers, facial disproportions, and salivary gland diseases. Numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa are also addressed, such as mouth infections and ulcers. At the Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona, types of facial surgeries we offer include:
- Sleep apnea
- Facial trauma
- TMJ jaw surgery
- Zygomatic implants
- Skeletal jaw surgery
- Facial cosmetic surgery
- RH-BMP2 jaw reconstruction
With our advanced training in all types of anesthesia and specialized knowledge of pain control, our maxillofacial surgeons provide quality care for maximum comfort and relaxation.
Certifications and Training for Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must graduate from an accredited dental school and become licensed in the state in which they practice to be certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. They must also finish four or more extra years of training in a hospital-based, accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.
Choosing a Maxillofacial Surgeon
We understand that people are rightfully nervous about oral surgery, and we encourage our patients to ask questions to gain more knowledge about the treatment protocol. Factors to consider when selecting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon include:
- Continuing education courses
- Number of years as a maxillofacial surgeon
- Experience performing the procedure you need
- Diagnosis and costs of the proposed treatment plan
In the hands of a qualified and experienced maxillofacial surgeon, emergencies are remarkably rare. However, make sure to ask about provisions in case an emergency occurs during your procedure.
Explore Your Options
For conditions that require oral maxillofacial surgery, trust the experts at Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona. Call us today at 480-820-7400 to schedule a consultation. Our team of professionals is available to discuss details and treatments with you in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.