The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Oral surgery is often performed in a dental office setting, under local anesthesia, with minimal recovery time. Oral Surgery can range from routine procedures such as tooth extractions and implant placement to more complex jaw realignment surgeries and emergency care for facial trauma.

 

Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies

When a suspicious oral lesion is found, a biopsy is often used to detect or rule out oral cancer — a disease that is treatable if caught early. A biopsy involves removing a very small tissue sample for laboratory analysis.

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TMJ and Facial Pain

Individuals with a TMJ disorder may experience a variety of symptoms, such as earaches, headaches and limited ability to open their mouth.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

To correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, you may need corrective jaw surgery - also called orthognathic surgery.

Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial injuries can affect not only a person's ability to carry on basic life functions such as eating, but also his or her appearance.

Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery

These birth defects are among the most common. With proper surgical treatment, the child has an excellent chance of leading a healthy, normal life.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Excess tissue in the back of the throat may need to be removed in certain individuals with sleep apnea.