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Anne Arundel Medical Center's oral and maxillofacial surgery team utilizes the most advanced treatment modalities to provide comprehensive care for patients with anatomical problems and conditions of the mouth, jaw and neck. Our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons also coordinate patient care with a comprehensive group of specialists who work as team.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at Anne Arundel Medical Center include corrective jaw surgery, treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, esthetic facial surgery, temporomandibular (TM) joint management, dental implants, bone grafting, distraction osteogenesis, traditional oral surgery and anesthesia.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Treatments in Annapolis, Md.
Anne Arundel Medical Center offers a complete range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services for the treatment of many conditions including:
- Bite Problems and Jaw Deformities
- Corrective jaw surgery is used to fix jaw and bite problems such as misalignment which can cause numerous problems including speech challenges, chronic pain and difficulty chewing, swallowing or breathing.
- Sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to the disruption of breathing while sleeping. This is revealed by snoring or obstruction of the upper airway and often causes the patient to partially wake during sleep. Sleep apnea can be a cause of several mental and physical health problems.
- Congenital deformities and other facial deformities
- Esthetic facial surgery works to restore the harmony of the face and other issues such as abnormal facial growth, sun exposure, gravity and the process of maturation.
- Traumatic injuries to the face, jaws and mouth
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders
- TMJ problems can occur from clenched teeth, stressed jaw muscles or damaged joints. TMJ disorders are varied and treatment will be specific and personalized to each patient's needs.
- Lost and Broken Teeth
- Implants and replacement of teeth are used to preserve facial structure and prevent bone deterioration
- Decayed and non-repairable teeth and impacted wisdom or other teeth
- Causes of impacted teeth include inadequate space or unusual angles or positions.
- Cosmetic Surgery
What is the difference between oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery?
Oral surgery involves treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the mouth including hard and soft tissues. Maxillofacial surgery involves correcting problems related to the jaws and face, and can also involve the mouth.
What training is required for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
This type of specialized dentistry requires years of education, training, and certification. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained for at least four years in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program.
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