Advertisement

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a type of surgery used to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty.

Continue Learning about Oral Health

Eat Your Way to Pearly Whites
Eat Your Way to Pearly Whites
Can you trade in your teeth-whitening products for something green instead? Maybe. Getting more greens in your diet -- along with other veggies and f...
Read More
What are some common dental health problems during pregnancy?
Mark H. Bornfeld, DDSMark H. Bornfeld, DDS
Many pregnant women are afraid to go to the dentist because they've heard that x-rays may hurt their...
More Answers
8 Things Your Breath Reveals About Your Health
8 Things Your Breath Reveals About Your Health8 Things Your Breath Reveals About Your Health8 Things Your Breath Reveals About Your Health8 Things Your Breath Reveals About Your Health
Stop throwing mints at the problem—find out what's causing your bad breath. 
Start Slideshow
3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Dental X-Rays
3 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Dental X-Rays

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.