Face and Jaw Surgery Center
Oral Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery in North Dakota
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is an extensively trained dental surgeon with the expertise needed to treat a variety of issues involving the face, mouth, neck and jaws. In addition to four years of dental school, surgeons complete four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical education. Their specialized training and certifications qualify them to perform an all-encompassing array of procedures, including every type of surgery involving the mouth and face.
At Face and Jaw Surgery Center, our surgeons take a patient-focused approach to oral surgery and cosmetic procedures. Our experience in the field and continuing education aid us in providing the best in patient care in our communities throughout North Dakota. Meet our team:
The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common procedure in which the third molars are removed to prevent impaction and crowding of other teeth. If the wisdom teeth are properly aligned in the mouth, the procedure is not necessary. Removal is performed using appropriate anesthetic so that the patient feels no pain during the surgery. Recovery time is minimal and any discomfort during the first week or so is easily managed with medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Missing teeth can cause numerous problems, including difficulty chewing and speaking, undesirable alterations of the facial structure and a negative self-image. Dental implants are permanent replacement teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth. A titanium post, implanted directly into the bone of the jaw, serves as a lasting foundation for the tooth. Advanced implant technology now makes it possible for many patients to reclaim their smile in a single day. Your surgeon can provide you with information on various options that may work for you.
When the jaws and teeth don’t fit together correctly, it may be difficult to chew or speak properly. Depending on the degree of overbite or underbite, misaligned jaws can also affect the overall aesthetics of the face. Corrective surgery helps to enhance the appearance of the face, ensures optimal function and alleviates discomfort caused by orthognathic problems.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Aging takes its toll on the entire body, but is perhaps most noticeable in the changes that occur in the face. Skin becomes less firm over time due to a variety of factors, including loss of collagen, thinning of the dermis and decreased oil production. Muscles may begin to droop around the eyes, beneath the cheeks and below the chin. A rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a facelift, tightens skin and muscles in the face and neck to reveal a smoother, more naturally contoured appearance. Both men and women benefit from facelifts and related procedures, regaining their overall sense of youthfulness.
While diet and exercise are critical components of a healthy and fit lifestyle, some body fat is highly resistant to traditional methods of weight loss. Genetic factors can also play a role, making it difficult for millions of men and women to lose weight around the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs. Body liposculpture removes this type of fat from subcutaneous tissue, leaving patients with a leaner, more desirable silhouette that reveals the firmness and tone of muscle form beneath.
Skin rejuvenation procedures restore a youthful, healthy glow to aging or damaged skin. They are often performed after other cosmetic treatments in order to optimize results. Your Face and Jaw Surgery Center cosmetic surgeon can offer extensive information about various procedures, the benefits of each and which treatment plan best suits your individual needs.