Oral Surgeons Can Work Miracles

oral_surgeryMany people have heard the term oral surgeons in their life time, but may have never considered the true meaning or discipline of the respective title other than thinking about a dentist pulling teeth. Getting directly to the point, the mastery of oral surgeons goes far beyond the task of tooth extractions and filling cavities. They are dental specialists who’ve trained in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for the treatment of defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Oral Surgery San Antonio has impacted the lives of many people with their specialized equipment and skilled professionals offering reconstructive and dental implant surgery for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws. State of the art equipment such as the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) provides a variety of clinical imaging situations like cephalometric radiographs and 3D region-specific scans used for oral surgery treatment planning. People having serious problems with wisdom teeth, experiencing facial pain or complications stemming from misaligned jaws are prime candidates for Oral Surgery San Antonio maxillofacial surgeons. The specialized training in anesthesia and knowledge in pain control enables the oral surgeons to dispense quality care combined with maximum patient comfort and safety.
There is an individual known to me who has been treated by a team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons due to a condition diagnosed as an aneurysmal bone cyst. The cyst was located in the lower left jaw bone and had gone unnoticed for several years basically because it presented no pain and the cyst was a slow grower. Eventually, time had come where the individual began to have some discomfort and a little bleeding from the lower jaw region and she decided to have her dentist take a look at it. The oral x-rays taken by the dentist couldn’t give a clear enough picture of the problem associated with what was thought to be a possible bad tooth, but only showed a huge, dark hole in the lower jaw area that was enough to alarm the dentist. The individual was immediately sent to a medical center to be examined by a maxillofacial surgeon, who screened the patient with a CBCT and discovered that a lot of the jaw bone was missing due to the cyst eating away at the bone tissue. To make a long story short, the individual had many procedures performed over a 2 year period that included extracting 8 teeth from the lower jaw, removal of the bone cyst and left lower jaw bone, replacement of new bone fashioned from her own fibula, and new teeth where replaced by dental implants. That true to life patient is living proof that oral surgeons can work miracles.

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