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Who Is a Candidate for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Image of a dental professional greeting a patient, before oral maxillofacial surgery, at Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center. Oral and maxillofacial surgery helps to treat jaw, head, face, and neck issues. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who have specialized training, perform this type of surgery. People who may benefit from oral and maxillofacial surgery include:

Children With Cleft Lip or Palate

Babies can be born with different types of clefts in the lip or palate. Clefts can vary in size and shape. These include Cleft Lip, Microform Cleft Lip, and Palate Submucous Cleft Palate. The care required depends on the type and severity of the condition.

People With Impacted Teeth

People with impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth, might need surgery to take them out. Keeping impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infections or harm nearby teeth. Because it is hard to clean this area, cavities and diseases in the bone or gums can occur. Without treatment, bacteria could spread through your bloodstream, causing severe illnesses. They may also harm vital organs like the heart and kidneys.

Dental and Jaw Abnormalities

Orthognathic surgery fixes jaw and dental deformities. These deformities can impact the jaw and its functionality. The procedure helps to reposition the jaws to ensure they align correctly and function harmoniously. Orthognathic surgery improves speech and the ability to chew food more effectively. It also helps with issues like a recessed or protruding chin, uneven face, longer face, excessive gum show, and sleep apnea.

People With Missing Teeth

Dental implants are great for those with missing teeth. Losing a tooth can cause several issues. The other teeth might shift and become crooked, affecting how you bite and how your smile looks. This can lead to more dental problems like uneven teeth wear and jaw pain. Dental implants replace missing teeth and keep your mouth aligned. They support your nearby teeth to ensure they do not shift into the open space where the tooth was. This helps your smile look good and keeps your bite healthy. Contact us today and learn more about oral maxillofacial surgery.

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