Westwood Oral Surgery Center is proud to serve the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. For more information about the procedures that we offer, please review the pages below. They will help you to understand a specific condition, the treatment process, and more. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Dental implants offer the strength and durability of natural teeth and allow patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution because they provide permanence and stability without compromising look or function.
IMPACTED TOOTH EXPOSURE
A tooth is said to be impacted if it is completely or partially trapped beneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and canine teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted, but any tooth can be affected.
CORRECTIVE JAW SURGERY
If the teeth and jaws are misaligned, and braces cannot provide successful treatment, then orthognathic surgery may be the right solution. Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, realigns the teeth and jaws to restore and optimize their function.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
If nonsurgical treatments of sleep apnea are ineffective, or if the condition is severe, surgical intervention may be the most effective treatment. This involves repositioning the upper and/or lower jaw.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the final set of molars that grow into the mouth. Removing wisdom teeth is often recommended because of the abundant potential for oral health problems.
CLEFT LIP & PALATE
During fetal development, two sides of the mouth and lips join together in the middle. A cleft lip and/or palate occurs when part of this development fails to occur. A cleft can mean a split in the lip and/or the roof of the mouth.
ORAL PATHOLOGY AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
While most changes that occur within the mouth are not harmful, it is a good idea for an experienced professional to take a look to make sure it is not something more serious. Oral pathology identifies and treats these abnormalities.
Distraction osteogenesis is the method of gradually growing existing bone to lengthen or alter its shape. In oral and maxillofacial surgery, distraction osteogenesis is a common treatment for patients who have a narrow palate or jaw bone.
An oral surgeon is the most qualified professional to treat you if you incur a facial injury because they have undergone years of education and specialize in the function and aesthetics of the facial structure.
If you place two fingers in front of the ears and open and close your mouth, you will feel the temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ. A disorder of the TMJ happens when pain occurs in the joint and surrounding muscles.
A bone grafting procedure replaces or restores lost bone. Some patients who may need a bone graft to be able to receive the dental implants they desire. Because the bone structures play a large role in the shape of the face, patients who undergo a bone grafting procedure find improvement and balance in their facial aesthetics.
Gingivectomy is a dental procedure in which a dentist or oral surgeon cuts away part of the gums in the mouth. It is the oldest surgical approach in periodontal therapy and is usually done for improvement of aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.