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Oral Surgery Specialist

Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery

Oral Surgeon & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Poncey Highland/Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Advanced procedures like corrective jaw surgery, complex extractions, and dental implants, require the skills of an experienced oral surgeon. The highly qualified professionals at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery in Poncey-Highland, Midtown Atlanta, have the specialist expertise required to carry out these procedures and other intricate surgeries with a minimum of stress or disruption for patients. Find out how you could benefit from expert oral surgery by calling Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery today or book an appointment online.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is an advanced dental specialty that focuses on surgical procedures relating to the:

  • Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Jaws
  • Face

Trained dentists can perform some surgical procedures, but only qualified oral surgeons can carry out advanced types of surgery. Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery specializes in oral surgery procedures.

What kinds of oral surgery procedures are there?

There are numerous kinds of oral surgery procedures. Some of the more common types undertaken at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery include:

Dental implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that screw into your jaw. Your provider fits a crown, denture, or bridge over the implant to restore natural-looking and feeling teeth.

Corrective jaw surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is also known as orthognathic surgery, which you might need if you have problems like jaw or teeth misalignment. Correcting these kinds of problems can improve the quality of life for patients who have problems breathing, talking, or chewing. Jaw problems that the Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery team specialize in include:

  • Major trauma
  • Incorrect bite (malocclusion)
  • Jaw clenching
  • Teeth grinding
  • Improper jaw position
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that joins your jaw to your skull. You can feel it on your face by your ears.

Tooth extractions

Dentists can remove teeth in straightforward circumstances, but an oral surgeon can perform even the most challenging tooth extractions, including:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Root fractures
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Serious tooth decay
  • Severe gum disease
  • Complex overcrowding

In some cases, people have primary (baby) teeth that don’t fall out, so their permanent teeth can’t breakthrough.

Oral surgery plays a vital role in treating conditions such as cleft lip and cleft palate, oral cancer, and obstructive sleep apnea. You would also need an oral surgeon if you had to undergo a bone graft, sinus lift, frenectomy, or frenotomy procedure.

What’s it like having oral surgery?

Your experience of oral surgery varies according to the nature and extent of your problem and the type of surgery you need.

The team at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery provides a stress-free environment for you to have your surgery. You’re in familiar, comfortable surroundings with an expert professional staff caring for you.

You need to have either sedation, local anesthetic, or general anesthetic to undergo oral surgery. Your provider can go over the options with you before your procedure and recommend the most appropriate method. The sedation or anesthetic ensures you stay relaxed and don’t feel much if any discomfort during oral surgery.

Find out more about the exceptional oral surgery facilities available at Rockwell Oral and Facial Surgery by calling the clinic today or book an appointment using the online form.