Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Our oral/maxillofacial surgical teams specialize in the following procedures.

    Mandibular Fracture
    Surgery is required to repair a break in the lower part of the jaw (mandible). Whenever possible, our surgeons use a technique called open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for mandibular fracture. This technique involves using titanium plates and screws to hold the jaw in place while the bone heals. The ORIF procedure enables the patient to use the jaw again (although in a limited fashion) very soon after surgery. Many patients find this preferable to other mandibular repair procedures that involve wiring the jaw shut for a period of time.

    Tooth Extraction
    This process involves removing a tooth completely from its socket in the bone. Surgery is often needed to remove impacted teeth that are stuck between the jawbone and the gum tissue. It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to become impacted and/or require surgical extraction.