Oral Surgery | Maxillofacial Surgery
Fixing mouth and jaw problems improves function and helps restore natural appearance. The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at MaineHealth are skilled in procedures that improve TMJ syndrome, snoring and sleep apnea.
Correcting mouth and face problems also improves overall health.
What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Maxillofacial surgeons are dentists qualified to perform procedures to correct issues affecting the mouth, face and teeth. They can help with injuries, birth defects, diseases or surgery complications.
Examples of oral surgery include:
- Oral injury repair
- Bone grafting
- Tooth extractions
- Dental implants
- Oral reconstruction
Speak with your provider if you have issues with your jaw or mouth.
Who needs oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Patients who have mouth and jaw issues may seek oral surgery. People may have:
- Tooth loss
- Cleft lip or palate
- Jaw-related issues, including TMJ and overbites
- Mouth and facial injury
- Snoring /sleep apnea
- Facial infections
Contact your provider if you believe oral and maxillofacial surgery can help you.