San Francisco patients who experience facial trauma in the form of car accidents, sports injuries, or other traumatic circumstances often require extensive care to restore their appearance. While the physical component of emergency care and acute treatment are important aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, there are often emotional repercussions that linger long after the initial trauma has healed. This necessitates the surgeon establishing a long-term relationship to reconstruct and rehabilitate the structure and function of the mouth and face.
San Francisco patients who are treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon often suffer from oral pathologies. Conditions categorized as oral pathology simply refer to the area of disease, which include the:
- Salivary glands
- Perioral skin (around the mouth)
- Facial muscles
- Joints of the jaw
These conditions are treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who can perform surgery, prescribe medication, and develop long-term treatment plans to alleviate symptoms or completely heal the cause.
If you’re interested in any of our services, call (415) 776-6710 today to set up an initial consultation at our office in San Francisco.