Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist in Fresno, CA
At Prabhdeep K. Gill DDS, we specialize in treating complex dental cases that may require you to undergo maxillofacial surgery. It helps in correcting defects, diseases, or injuries in your face, mouth, and jaw. For more information about our practice, contact us here or book an online appointment. We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720.
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There are some dental procedures that require a specialized level of expertise and knowledge to perform. Maxillofacial surgery is a specific type of dentistry that is often required for those that have injuries or defects localized to the face, mouth, or jaw. Our team is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, ensuring that your procedure is done right from start to finish.
Maxillofacial surgery is a specialized type of dentistry that involves operating on the face, mouth, or jaw to correct a disease, defect, or injury. Maxillofacial surgeons undergo years of advanced practical training and education to treat problems affecting the bones and tissue of the lower face. This includes the jaw, the roof of the mouth, and teeth.
Maxillofacial surgery may be required for those experiencing complex medical issues related to their mouth or jaw. It is most often performed to improve jaw function and relieve pain from a sustained injury, defect, or disease.
A maxillofacial surgeon can also:
● Diagnose and treat chronic facial and/or dental pain
● Diagnose and treat abscesses, cysts, tumors, and growths
● Ready the mouth for dental implants or prosthetics
● Insert dental implants
● Remove infected or impacted teeth.
● Treat oral diseases
● Perform bone grafting or bone transplants in your jaw
● Reconstruct your jaw
● Treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
● Correct injuries caused by trauma to the face
● Correcting birth abnormalities such as cleft lip
Maxillofacial surgery is a specialized type of dental care that can alleviate chronic pain and restore functionality and appearance to areas of the lower face. Depending on the nature of your condition, it may also afford you additional benefits such as
● Improved ability to chew. This is often a result of surgery that corrects any abnormalities or misalignments in your jaw.
● The ability to speak more easily and clearly. This occurs when misaligned teeth are corrected or when the jaw position is adjusted.
● Lower rates of headaches and pain. A misaligned jaw can lead to persistent pain and frequent headaches. Corrective jaw surgery can help alleviate this.
● Improved sleeping quality. Maxillofacial surgery can improve sleep patterns when the cause of unrest is due to trauma and/or anomalies in the mouth/face. By addressing the problem and performing surgery, patients often experience more restful nights of sleep.
● Reduction and/or relief from joint pain. Conditions such as a misaligned jaw can lead to chronic joint pain. Surgery helps to relieve the pressure put on joints in and around the mouth and jaw, which results in the alleviation of pain or a severe reduction in it.
Maxillofacial surgeries are an effective method of treating complex medical conditions that affect the face, jaw, and mouth. Surgery can restore function to the area, improve or eliminate pain, and correct aesthetic anomalies.
Recovery from a maxillofacial surgery will depend on the type of procedure you have and the complexity of your unique case. It can range anywhere from 2 weeks to 16 weeks and can also be affected by how well you heed your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. This may include:
● Using ice packs to reduce inflammation and swelling
● Avoiding certain foods, such as ones that are hard, crunchy, and/or chewy
● Not using tobacco products
● Refraining from drinking alcohol
● Avoiding sports/exercise where your face could be hit
● Plenty of rest
● Rinsing and disinfecting your mouth regularly
Discomfort, swelling, and bleeding are a natural part of the recovery process, and your surgeon will recommend different ways to manage your pain and keep you comfortable. If you receive stitches, it takes an average of a week before they dissolve or can be manually removed by your dentist.
At Prabhdeep K. Gill DDS, our maxillofacial surgeon will ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of your condition and your treatment plan before moving forward. Our primary goal is to make sure you feel safe and comfortable at every stage of your visit and that all your questions are answered promptly and professionally. Contact us today for an appointment or book online. We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Burness CA, Gordon CA, Calwa CA, and Easton CA. We’re happy to help support you on your dental journey!