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Glendale, AZ 85308-8370

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How do I know I need OMS surgery


Posted on 7/18/2022 by Dr. Michael Allard
How do I know I need OMS surgeryWhen experiencing problems with the teeth, jaws, and gums, it is advisable to see a dentist even if the pain is around the face region. A general dentist can treat most dental conditions. However, a dentist will refer you to an OMS if the state exceeds the scope of their practice. Most times, you won't know you need an OMS until the dentist makes a referral. However, emergency traumas and injuries to the facial, oral, head, and neck region are directly taken to the OMS.

when to see an OMS


A patient could need an OMS surgeon for orthognathic surgery if a patient's jaw or teeth are misaligned. People with extreme overbites or underbites, difficulty eating, biting, or swallowing, explicit birth abnormalities, or sleep apnea may benefit from the surgery. Though some of these issues, such as poor tooth alignment, can be addressed with orthodontic tools or appliances, for example, braces, more severe problems necessitate oral surgery to realign all or part of the jaws, or both jaws into a more balanced, healthy, functional, and aesthetic position.

A dental implant can be used to replace a lost tooth. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges and dentures for tooth loss caused by an injury or infection. To guarantee a better fit, oral surgery might be used to fix any anomalies in the jaws before the dentures are made. Also, when one has impacted wisdom teeth, an OMS may be needed for extraction. Overcrowding in other teeth that are unhealthy beyond repair may require surgical extractions by impaction.

When experiencing pain in the ear, which could be a sign of TMJ pain disorder, you would need to see an OMF surgeon. This condition is usually treated non surgically or surgically depending on the response to the non-invasive procedures. Congenital deformities in children, facial cosmetic procedures, and pathological treatments are also some situations requiring you to see an OMF surgeon for surgery.
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