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Face and Jaw Surgery

Overview

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists who diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and defects that afflict the:

They also evaluate sensory disturbances of the mouth and face and treat TMJ disorders, which cause:

Working with restorative dentists, face and jaw surgeons provide patients with dental implants to replace natural teeth. Patients may also visit one of these specialists to undergo cosmetic surgery that can restore harmony between facial appearance and function, or to undergo orthognathic surgery to correct malposition of the bones of the jaw.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform many procedures in their offices, as well as in hospitals. They receive extensive training in providing local anesthesia and general anesthesia in order to provide maximum comfort and safety to their patients.

 

Reference:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
 

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Last Reviewed: Jul 29, 2014

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