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What is oral and maxillofacial surgery ?


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry which addresses the surgical and medical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, jaws and facial structures.

Training requires an additional 4 – 7 years AFTER completion of dental school, giving the oral and maxillofacial surgeon the highest level experience and training. It is the most rigorous and competitive of all dental specialties.

Many of the procedures performed are in an office ambulatory surgical setting. These procedures include the removal of teeth, placement of dental implants, regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues around implants, and treatment of jaw cysts, tumors, and infections. Sedation and general anesthesia are often used to manage discomfort and anxiety. It is important to note that  Dr. Bosack  has extensive hospital based training and are fully licensed to deliver outpatient general anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Our staff are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants. We also have a trained registered nurse (RN) to assist in surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies. CPR certification is continuously updated. We are HIPAA compliant.

The remainder of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures are performed in the hospital. These procedures include corrective jaw surgery to treat jaw growth problems which can affect both the function and appearance of the oral and facial area, treatment of complicated facial injuries and fractures, treatment of tumors of the jaw and face, and reconstruction of jaw or facial regions resulting from trauma or pathology.