Oral Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery in North Dakota
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and neck. Our surgical team consists of:
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt. When properly aligned, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Wisdom teeth extraction is necessary when they grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can take many positions as they attempt to find a pathway to successfully erupt.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Implants act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Patients with dental implants can not only improve their ability to chew, but also gain confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
Children and young adults have smooth, round faces due to fatty tissue that is evenly distributed throughout the contours of the face. As you age, the skin sags and fits more loosely. Rhytidectomy, or facelift, enhances your appearance and corrects these conditions. A facelift involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin.
Body liposculpture is a common surgical procedure which removes undesirable fat from subcutaneous tissues. This fat is usually unresponsive to diet and exercise and often has a genetic component. Body liposculpture focuses on removing fatty deposits and enhancing the patient's silhouette. Patients love how they look in their favorite clothes.
A skin rejuvenation program is often used in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures. It is followed at home by the patient after a consultation and a treatment plan is established for the patient's cosmetic needs.
Updated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:19:06 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by: fjsc_faceandjawsurgery.com