Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
A serious dental emergency can occur when you least expect it. Whether it’s a chipped or missing tooth, or some other traumatic damage to the mouth or gums, you need a dental specialist who are able to provide immediate, effective treatment.
That’s where Galleria Dental’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons come in. Our experienced, professional surgeons can repair, restore and replace missing or damaged teeth, thereby enabling patients like you to have a renewed smile and an enhanced quality of life.
At Galleria Dental in Houston, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is available by appointment to administer the high quality dental care you need. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are among the most skilled dentists in the industry due to the additional years of training they undergo. In fact, oral and maxillofacial surgeons must complete four to six years of additional, post-dental school training that gives them insight into the craniomaxillofacial complex, which includes the mouth, jaws, face and skull areas, as well as associated structures.
Due to its high degree of training and knowledge, oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of only nine dental specialities internationally recognized by the American Dental Association. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained in the techniques of emergency medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology. Their primary area of expertise is in diagnosing and treating dental issues related to the face, mouth and maxilla (also known as the upper jaw). In particular, surgeons in this field focus on conditions and injuries related to the hard and soft tissues of the face. Therefore, the treatment and surgery scenarios they encounter range from major oral trauma caused by an automobile accident or workplace injury to acute or severe oral pain that requires a tooth extraction and/or replacement.
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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Houston and elsewhere face a variety of dental conditions on a daily basis that they are able to treat successfully. These conditions include the following;
- Cleft lip and palate
- Dental implants
- Facial cosmetic surgery
- Facial pain
- Facial reconstruction
- Impacted teeth
- Misaligned jaws
No matter the dental emergency, a Galleria oral and maxillofacial surgeon can provide the cosmetic or restorative dental solution. From single to multiple tooth implants to crowns, bridges and full arch replacements, Galleria Dental offers a host of dental implant options that create healthy, natural looking smiles. In addition, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are often called on to lead or assist on many dental procedures due to their expertise in such conditions as obstructive sleep apnea, facial pain and infection, biopsies and removal of lesions, and diagnosis and treatment of some oral cancers.
If you’re currently experiencing oral pain or discomfort, or have observed any symptoms that are causing concern, please don’t hesitate to contact Galleria Dental to schedule a consultation. Our courteous and experienced medical team can help answer any questions you may have and make sure you receive the treatment you deserve!