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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Hospital Dentistry

Surgical Procedures

Tissue Resection

Resection in an extremely broad aspect of the procedure but is typically used to describe a malignant type of tissue which needs to be removed from the body to prevent further damage. Hospitalization can range from a one day admission to several days inpatient stay at the hospital.

Tumor or Cyst Removal

Although this procedure is typically not life threatening it is common to perform in order to take preventative measures against the possibility of malignancy.

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair

This type of reconstructive repair is typically due to a congenital defect acquired at birth. Correction of this condition is primarily functionally beneficial but also provides some asthetic benefits as well.

Reconstructive and Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

Jaw surgery is primary done to correct an anomaly of the relationship between the upper and lower jaw, also known as maxilla and mandible. This procedure is typically performed with a one day admission into the hospital with usually 2-3 visits prior to surgery as well as regular follow-up visits.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are typically used to replace either congenitally or trauma induced missing teeth. Implants can also be used to oppose prosthetic material such as a denture. This procedure can be done on an outpatient basis but are not typically covered by most medical insurance companies.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions (Dental Extractions)

We provide many services including third molar (wisdom tooth) extraction. Our doctors do this procedure at both the School of Dentistry and University Hospital. We must first schedule an evaluation visit to determine the best way to perform the procedure as well as to make an estimated cost and take all dental insurance information. At that point we schedule a separate visit to do the procedure.

Extractions are done typically on an outpatient basis in either the clinic setting or operating room, and can take anywhere from an hour to several hours depending on the severity and extent of the condition.