Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to treat many diseases, defects, and injuries of the mouth and jaws. DFWOMS is proud to offer oral surgery in a safe and relaxing environment. The following are just a few of our oral surgery services.
Your third molars, more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth,” are the last permanent teeth to erupt and the most likely to become impacted. To reduce the risk of such negative outcomes, many patients prefer to remove their wisdom teeth proactively, even before they develop any symptoms. Learn why it is important to have an oral surgeon remove wisdom teeth.
An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and can not erupt into function. The canines are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together so they guide the rest of the teeth into the proper bite. With oral surgery (and sometimes in conjunction with an orthodontist), we can bring an impacted canine into proper position and function. Learn more.
In addition to performing various surgical procedures, our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are also extensively involved in diagnosing and treating other oral diseases. Learn more about oral pathology and take an Oral Cancer Self-Examination.