Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Common dental-related issues that can be corrected with surgery include: wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, TMJ, and tooth fractures. Dr. Bennett can help you with these issues by using surgical techniques within our office.
Wisdom teeth and tooth extractions are needed most usually due to overcrowding of teeth. In these cases, the mouth is too small for the amount of teeth present or the teeth are growing in directions that cannot be corrected by orthodontics.
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint is a small joint in front of the ear that allows the lower jaw to move. It is the most commonly used joint in the body, so developing a dysfunction of movement is not unusual. Symptoms include headaches, earaches, and limited ability to open your mouth. Conservative and radical treatments are available. Conservative treatment includes bite guards and possibly medication to help relaxation of the muscles. Surgical techniques include arthroscopy or repair of the damaged tissue.
At times, patients may need to be referred to an Oral Surgeon for extensive surgical needs. This may include removal of impacted wisdom teeth, biopsies, TMJ related issues & Implant placement.