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What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial SurgeryDo you have a disease, injury or defect that affects your facial structure and interferes with your daily life? If so, your dentist at Bolingbrook Dental Care may recommend maxillofacial surgery as a part of your treatment plan. Read on to learn more about oral surgery and how this very versatile procedure can help you.

What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial surgery involves the diagnosis, surgery and treatment needed to repair and solve complications resulting from disease, injury and defects of the mouth, face and neck. This surgery can be used to treat both cosmetic issues and dental complications. The exact procedure for the surgery will vary widely depending on the complication and the treatment necessary.

When is Maxillofacial Surgery Necessary?

Maxillofacial surgery is generally recommended when structural defects and abnormalities interfere with a patient's health or everyday life and other, less invasive, treatments have not been or would not be effective. Your dentist at Bolingbrook Dental Care can let you know if oral surgery is a treatment option you should pursue.

What Conditions Can Maxillofacial Surgery Treat?

Maxillofacial surgery can be used to correct congenital deformities, reverse sleep apnea, remove tumors or cancerous tissues, and reconstruct the facial structures after significant facial trauma. It can be used to treat temporomandibular joint disorder, to build up the jawbone in preparation for dental implants and to remove impacted teeth. Maxillofacial surgery can be used for both functional and cosmetic purposes.

Is Maxillofacial Surgery Right for Me?

Because maxillofacial surgery is an invasive medical procedure, only a qualified dentist or oral surgeon can let you know if the procedure is right for you. If you have a facial injury, defect or abnormality that you believe could be helped through oral surgery, contact Bolingbrook Dental Care to set up an appointment for a consultation today. We'd love to speak to you about your concerns and goals and to work with you to develop a treatment plan that is just right for you. Give us a call today!

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