Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide care for any condition affecting the jaws or face. This includes dental implants, dental and soft tissue surgery, facial injury, jaw surgery, wisdom teeth management, facial cosmetic surgery and treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
What you should know about oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat congenital malformations of the skull and face, including cleft lip and palate in children.
- Surgeons are specially trained to treat and repair facial injury and trauma, including facial lacerations and fractures of the upper and lower jaws and the orbits surrounding the eyes.
- The surgeons care for patients with TMJ disorders. Treatment can range from conservative management to, in rare cases, total joint replacement.
Why choose Geisinger for your oral and maxillofacial surgery?
- Our oral surgeons use techniques that are as painless as possible. Our staff specializes in pain and anxiety control and will use anesthesia when necessary.
Treats these conditions
Having oral surgery can be stressful, which is why Geisinger offers surgical services in a comfortable and compassionate setting for conditions such as:
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Skull and facial deformities
- Facial and oral injuries or diseases
- Benign or cancerous tumors of the jaw