Maxillofacial and oral surgery in Rochester, MI, is a broad category that includes many types of procedures. “Oral” means related to the mouth, while “maxillofacial” refers to the jaw and face. The services we provide involve these areas in some way.
Different procedures are performed for various reasons. For example, wisdom tooth removal in Rochester, Michigan, is performed when the mouth is not big enough to accommodate the third molars, while dental implants in Rochester Hills, Michigan, replace lost teeth. Other reasons for oral and maxillofacial surgery include:
The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, and most people do not have enough room in their jaws to accommodate them. In many cases, wisdom tooth removal in Rochester, Michigan, is necessary to prevent crowding or damage to the other teeth, infection, cyst formation, or other dental problems related to the third molars.
We perform dental implants in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for adult patients, including seniors. Dental implants are performed in two phases:
The second phase can only begin once the implant has fused securely with the jawbone. Once the two phases are complete, the prosthesis looks and feels almost identical to a natural tooth.
A tooth may have to be extracted if it is severely decayed or irreparably broken. Sometimes you have pain and other symptoms from the damaged tooth, but it can also be asymptomatic. In either case, we will work with you to plan the best extraction strategy and use anesthesia so the procedure is painless.
Cosmetic surgery is performed not to correct medical or dental issues but to improve your appearance. Some of the cosmetic procedures we offer include:
We can also reshape ears and noses with otoplasty and rhinoplasty, respectively.
Physical trauma and certain illnesses can permanently affect your appearance, as well as your ability to speak or eat. Facial reconstruction services can restore your functionality and your natural look. Examples of the facial reconstruction services we offer include palate modification, scar repair or removal, and facial reanimation.
Oral pathology includes congenital facial conditions, such as a cleft palate, as well as acquired conditions, such as oral cancer or periodontal disease. These conditions can be serious and sometimes require surgery to treat.
Some oral health issues require a more detailed image to diagnose than dental X-rays can provide. CT scans provide more detail but expose you to higher doses of radiation. At Summit OMS, we can perform cone-beam CT scans. This provides the detailed images we need to diagnose your condition and formulate a treatment plan while exposing you to less radiation because of the ability of the cone-shaped beam to focus on the mouth precisely.
We feel privileged to have the opportunity to treat you and hope you will consider us when you require oral surgery in Rochester and Troy, MI.