ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A

What is oral maxillofacial surgery


Posted on 6/20/2022 by Dr McMurray
What is oral maxillofacial surgeryOral maxillofacial surgery encompasses surgical operations executed by highly trained dental experts. Maxillofacial surgeries help treat diseases, cure injuries, correct deformities and malocclusions and achieve an aesthetic look. The disorders treated through the surgery affect the mouth, neck, maxilla region, face and head. OMS is often regarded as the bridge between surgery and dentistry.

Scope of oral maxillofacial surgery


OMS surgery focuses solely on the face and mouth cavity's hard bone and smooth muscle tissues. As a result, OMS surgeons are regarded as the dentistry profession's surgical specialities. As you might expect, most of their work is focused on surgical procedures. OMS procedures range from minor to complex surgeries. The more common and straightforward methods include dentoalveolar surgeries, for example, wisdom teeth and difficult teeth extractions, and dental implants. Generally, this procedure aims to treat disorders of the teeth and the supporting bone and soft tissues.

Operations such as craniofacial surgery for congenital disorders, treatment of malignant tumours, facial surgery and skin cancer surgeries of the head are more complex and require collaboration with other specialists. Other procedures executed in OMS include facial injury treatment. Facial injury trauma consists of the breakage or fracture of the face, jaws, mouth, neck and eye orbits. It also provides for damage to the soft tissues of the operation areas. Removal of benign and malignant tumours, reconstructive surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, treatment of congenital face defects are also part of OMS.

Invasive and non-invasive treatment of TMJ pain disorder. OMS also includes orthognathic surgery and the medical treatment of conditions around the cervicofacial area. To aid them in their work, oral and maxillofacial surgeons use the most up-to-date surgical procedures. CT and MRI scans, for example, are utilized to allow surgeons to see head and neck anatomy in three dimensions. The photos can then be edited to create virtual 3D models that aid the physician in surgery planning.

What our Patients
are Saying About us


"Let me put you at ease and tell you that Dr. McMurray is an experienced, knowledgeable, compassionate surgeon, and I'm thankful to be under his care. His team is equally amazing. They're truly the best at what they do!!" ~Sylvie M.

Read more reviews button
Woman smiling
Schedule an appointment. Ask a question.

Contact us today in San Jose: 408-479-9449, Gilroy: 408-479-8788 or Los Banos: 209-826-4312.
Our patients are our top priority, we are here for you.



Copyright © 2016-2022 South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
Oral Surgeon Gilroy| About South Valley Oral & Facial Surgery
At South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we are thrilled to showcase our offices in San Jose, Gilroy & Los Banos. Give our caring team a call for an appointment!
South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, 5595 Winfield Blvd, Ste 202 San Jose, CA 95123 7880 Wren Avenue, Ste E152 Gilroy, CA 95020 1024 9th Street Los Banos, Ca. 93635 \ San Jose - (408) 479-9449, Gilroy - (408) 479-8788 or Los Banos - (209) 826-4312 \ svofs.com \ 8/12/2022 \ Page Terms:oral surgeon San Jose CA 95123 \