Why see an oral-maxillofacial surgeon?
Oral-maxillofacial surgeons treat many diseases and injuries in the head, neck, face and jaw. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can help with issues like improper jaw alignment, oral cancer, sleep apnea, complex tooth extractions, complex facial reconstruction and much more.
What is an oral-maxillofacial surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are licensed dentists who have advanced surgical training. They have completed four years of dental school as well as a four-year residency in oral-maxillofacial surgery. These surgeons have the expertise required to diagnose and treat a number of conditions in the oral and facial region.
WVU oral-maxillofacial services
Our oral-maxillofacial surgeons offer the highest quality care and a multi-disciplinary approach to treatments. We work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, as well as other medical specialties.
Our clinic offers the following procedures:
- Surgical tooth extraction and replacement
- Oral surgical procedures
- Jaw alignment and jaw joint repair
- Jaw, oral, or facial tumor diagnosis and removal
- Facial and jaw reconstruction and realignment