An oral surgeon like our doctors at SF Oral Surgery is trained to identify and treat a wide array of oral health diseases and injuries, as well as defects and trauma in the head, neck, face, jaw, and hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Additionally, an oral surgeon offers the full array of oral anesthesia in an in-office setting, which provides San Francisco patients the convenience of visiting one location for diagnosis and treatment. An oral surgeon has extensive hospital-based training beyond dental school with 4-6 years of residency training, which equips them to aim to provide surgical expertise for patients.
If you live in San Francisco and are suffering from oral or maxillofacial pain, there’s a good chance an oral surgeon like one of our doctors can help. Here is a list of 10 common conditions treated by oral surgeons:
- Tooth Extractions
An oral surgeon often performs tooth extractions that are impacted, diseased, or broken. Because an oral surgeon is trained and equipped to provide their patients with a complete array of oral anesthesia, they are able to make their patients more comfortable in an in-office setting for tooth extraction.
- Facial Trauma Restoration
If you or your child has experienced facial trauma of any kind, an oral surgeon, like our doctors, can provide restoration and restore your appearance because of their training in the aesthetics of the human face.
- Dental Implants Placement
Oral surgeons are specifically trained to successfully place dental implants for patients who have loose or missing teeth. Our doctors tailor-make dental implants to meet the specific needs of each individual San Francisco patient, which will complement their smile perfectly.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
This oral surgery procedure involves moving the jaw in order to improve alignment and correct bite issues. Patients in San Francisco who suffer from severe TMJ, an open bite, underbite, or overbite benefit greatly from this surgery performed by an oral surgeon.
- Bone Grafting
Another common condition an oral surgeon can treat is bone deficiency. When a patient presents with weakened jawbone tissue, an oral surgeon like our doctors at SF Oral Surgery can perform a bone graft in order to strengthen the jaw and improve jawbone health.
- Frenectomy in Children
An oral surgeon can perform a frenectomy, which is a surgical procedure used to remove some of the tissue that connects the lips and gums, or the gums and tongue in children. This is often performed when these connections result in speech delay and eating discomfort.
- Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is performed by an oral surgeon in order to correct developmental growth abnormalities of the jaws and facial bones in children. Oftentimes, San Francisco patients who suffer from these abnormalities have difficulty chewing and speaking, as well as psychological effects due to the esthetic appearance of the face.
- Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Another way an oral surgeon can help children through surgery is by correcting congenital and acquired cleft lip and palate. To resolve these conditions, an oral surgeon, like our doctors, might consider developing a multidisciplinary team to optimize results by correcting all accompanying procedures.
- Pathologic Conditions
Oral surgeons are able to diagnose and treat patients who have oral and maxillofacial diseases. Oftentimes, our doctors will need to remove a tumor or cyst, and then they will reconstruct the area in order to restore their patient’s physical appearance.
- Cosmetic Surgery
Patients who visit our doctors with cosmetic aspects of their maxillofacial region are unhappy with can choose to have a cosmetic procedure performed in order to improve their facial features.
Our Doctors at SF Oral Surgery Can Help
If you’re in need of any of the above procedures, or you have a question about an oral and maxillofacial condition that’s not addressed above, don’t wait to call our doctors to schedule a consultation so you can find out how they can help you.
Simply contact us today, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you!