Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

207 E 6th St

Bonham, TX 75418

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries.  After four years of dental school, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes four to six years of additional formal training in treating the craniomaxillofacial complex.  This specialty is one of 9 dental specialties recognized internationally and by the American Dental Association (ADA).

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions.  The following are just some of the many conditions, treatments and procedures oral and maxillofacial surgeon deal with on a daily basis:

  • TMJ, Facial Pain, & Facial Reconstruction
  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Misaligned Jaws
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Apicoectomy
  • Oral Cancers , Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Whether your dentist refers you to our office, you have pain or symptoms causing you concern, or you simply have questions you would like answered, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We are here to answer your questions and provide the treatment you deserve!

Frequently Asked Questions

Some quick tips for preparing for oral/maxillofacial surgery include the following.

  • Consult an oral/maxillofacial surgeon and discuss your medical history, allergies, current medications, if any.
  • Undergoing a thorough examination and diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of your oral and facial structure.
  • Following preoperative instructions as your oral/maxillofacial surgeon would give.
  • Making the necessary postoperative arrangement.
  • Creating a comfortable recovery space at your home.
  • Adhering to the dietary recommendations.
  • Maintaining the right oral hygiene

Some common reasons to have a maxillofacial/oral surgery include the below.

  • Tooth extraction
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Orthodontic jaw surgery
  • Facial trauma treatment
  • Bone grafting
  • Cosmetic face surgery
  • Facial pain management

The recovery time varies from person to person. However, usually, a maxillofacial surgery on the jaws can take between eight and twelve months to recover completely.

Oral surgery treats mouth conditions like jaws, and teeth and helps resolve gum concerns. However, maxillofacial surgery involves diagnosing and treating conditions in the mouth, jaws, face, and neck.

Maxillofacial surgery is highly safe when performed appropriately under an experienced surgeons. However, as with every other surgery, maxillofacial surgery also has some risks associated with it, which patients should discuss before surgery.

After surgery, you won’t be able to eat some foods for a few days. You should avoid eating anything hard, chewy, crunchy or spicy. In many cases, our Dentist will prescribe sticking to a liquid or soft food diet.

The average cost of removing wisdom teeth in Texas ranges between $200 and $700. However, we recommend calling us at 903-583-7786 to know the cost of wisdom teeth removal in your case.

Sleep with your head elevated with the help of extra pillows to reduce swelling. If possible, try to sleep on your back to avoid exerting pressure on the surgical region. Follow your doctor’s specific instructions to sleep well while keeping the operated region unaffected.

They are closely associated with each other, albeit with differences. Oral surgery treats conditions affecting the teeth, jaw, and mouth. On the other hand, maxillofacial surgery entails a wider range of procedures involving the entire face and jaw.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeries cover teeth, jaws, salivary glands, facial skin lesions, and temporomandibular joints.

Dentists focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral health concerns like gum diseases and tooth decay. They perform regular dental checkups, fillings, and cleaning. On the other hand, maxillofacial/oral surgeons perform more complicated surgical interventions, including the head, jaw, face, and oral structures. They specialize in performing facial reconstruction, jaw surgeries, removal of impacted teeth, and cleft palate repair.

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