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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Why Is It Important?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Why Is It Important?Oral health ideally entails ensuring your teeth and the surrounding structures within your mouth are functional. Also known as oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery concentrates on managing diseases, defects, and injuries in the head, face, jaws, neck, and soft and hard tissues within the mouth. This surgery helps address aesthetic and functional aspects of the outlined areas. It is also combined with other special treatments such as orthodontics, implants, and periodontal disease.

Why Is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Important?

OMS surgeries involve multiple treatments and techniques designed to solve different problems and reinstate your smile to its specific position. Oral surgery is important since it helps to control the following common problems:

Root Canal Infection or Damage

A root canal therapy removes the infected inner pulp or chamber of a tooth. This is to preserve the tooth's function and structure.

Periodontal Disease

OMS removes deeply embedded bacteria in the gum tissues that may not be removed with other treatments. Other times a laser treatment is used to manage such problems.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth such as misalignment, overcrowding, or malocclusion can increase the chances of infection. Thus, OMS procedures properly manage these problems to prevent such possible threats.

TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorder can easily affect your oral condition and induce pain when chewing and moving your mouth. Typically, the main symptoms are recurring headaches and facial pain. However, these problems can be properly managed with the OMS procedures.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common but critical disorder that occurs during sleep, temporarily blocking your airways. This condition can be well-managed using many surgeries that allow you to acquire a comfortable rest and enhance the quality of your life.

Jawbone Resorption

Weak jawbones can be enhanced using graft surgery. This remedy strengthens the jaw and prepares the mouth for dental implants.

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