Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures
Allentown & Hellertown, PA
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty that involves the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects that affect the health and aesthetics of your face and mouth. At Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we have received extensive training and education, and have substantial experience performing a wide array of different, complex procedures. Not only are we able to restore your oral health, but we are also able to restore facial aesthetics, as well as your comfort and confidence. Please use the links below to find out more about the oral and maxillofacial surgical services that we provide:
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
A common oral and maxillofacial surgery is the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth occur for many reasons, and can cause issues such as overcrowding, localized infections, cysts, tooth damage, and severe pain. Removal of the wisdom teeth helps to alleviate pain and restore your oral health.
In addition to surgically extracting wisdom teeth, we can also extract other teeth that may be damaged or decayed beyond repair. We can expose other impacted teeth, such as the maxillary canines, to help them erupt into proper positioning. Other dentoalveolar procedures include pre prosthetic surgery, treating infections, biopsies of suspicious soft and hard tissues.
Tooth loss is most commonly the result of gum disease, but can also happen for other reasons, including facial trauma and severe tooth decay. When you suffer tooth loss or need to have teeth extracted, we can provide you with dental implants. Implants involve the use of small titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts, turning them into stable roots that support your dental restorations. Dental implants provide several significant benefits, with one of the greatest beings that they stop, and prevent bone loss.
Also called jaw surgery or corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery is performed to correct issues with the jaws and facial bones often present with malocclusion. These issues can make eating and speak difficult. Orthognathic surgery helps to correct these issues to eliminate pain and restore your oral health and functioning of your mouth.
Correction of Skeletal Deformities
Surgically correcting skeletal deformities includes reconstructive procedures that treat deformities in the jaws, facial bones, and the soft tissues associated with these areas. Procedures often involve repositioning and recontouring bones to provide proper functioning or to treat pathological problems.
Correction of Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital defects present in newborns. They form while the infant is still in the womb. These defects can affect feeding, growth and development of the face and mouth, and speech development. They require surgical treatments to restore proper functioning of the mouth and to improve facial aesthetics.
Oral and Facial Trauma
Some oral and maxillofacial surgeries are used to treat and repair complex facial injuries that occur as a result of oral or facial trauma. These procedures are designed to reconnect severed nerves, and salivary ducts set fractured facial bones, and restore facial aesthetics.
If you are interested in learning more about the oral and maxillofacial surgeries that we perform, call Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today at (610) 435-6161.