Samaritan Medical Center and local Dentists partner together to fulfill dental needs of this community. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon is a dentist with medical training in surgery of the mouth and jaw. This specialty focuses on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and facial structures.

Common conditions our Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons treat include:

  • Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
  • Facial infections
  • Facial pain including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Impacted or diseased teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Oral tumors and cysts
  • Protruding jaw
  • Tooth loss

Some of the most common Oral & Maxillofacial surgical procedures:

  • Bone grafting
  • Correction of dentofacial (bite) deformities
  • Corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery)
  • Dental extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Facial injury repair (i.e. fractured jaw or broken facial bone)
  • Joint surgery
  • Lesion removal and biopsy

Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (click link to see complete list)

If you are undergoing any surgery or procedure please refer to information about being prepared for surgery. Being preparing for your surgery is vital, understanding Pre-Admission Testing, Anesthesia, and Post-Surgery Care is critical to the success of your surgery.