As surgery by definition is the treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments, much of what we do can be classified as surgery. In many places our dental offices or clinics are called dental surgeries and our designations as a Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Surgery analogous. A designation of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS) is an internationally recognized specialty that specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the Oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. As the breadth of involvement of your particular oral surgery increases or compromise of your condition, we will work in conjunction with the OMFS to ensure your surgical needs are met.
Oral surgery may be elective, necessitated by disease or injury, or part of a rehabilitative process. Risk via surgical manipulation is always apparent; however we want to minimize risk while maximizing reward. Alternate options are often not available with potential consequences to not receiving treatment far outweighing such risks. Such risk includes the potential of damage to surrounding structures which may be reversible or irreversible, pain, swelling, numbness, opportunistic infection, and prolonged bleeding. Following surgery we want to ensure nothing interferes with the healing process. Follow our given surgical instructions to keep the healing process as uneventful as possible. If you are experiencing any unforeseen difficulties please contact us so we can determine a course of action.