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Facial Trauma

Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional and physical trauma to patients. At Oral Facial Surgery Institute, our patient-focused team specializes in treating complex and highly specialized facial trauma injuries. This includes injuries such as facial burns, intense bruising, bone fractures and breaks–like the nose, cheekbones, teeth, bones supporting the teeth or jaw–deep cuts and soft tissue damages or injuries.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to improve people’s lives by helping them to smile with confidence again. Dental implants are also the best solution for helping patients chew, speak and swallow naturally after losing a tooth or teeth due to trauma, decay or illness. Our team specializes in the most cutting-edge and modern technologies to provide patients with dental implants that support their health, confidence and convenience.

Dental Extractions

Your dentist may determine that you need a tooth extraction for one or several reasons, such as severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, illness or a tooth has broken in a manner that cannot be repaired. Along with our wide range of facial surgery services and offerings, we are also experts at extracting teeth quickly, cleanly and in the least invasive manner possible. We work with your general dentist to meet your oral health needs.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth extraction is a very common surgical procedure to remove nonessential teeth and prevent crowding, dental injury and potential future oral health issues. The optimal time to remove wisdom teeth is usually in the mid-teenage years. During this time, root development is not complete, removal creates less discomfort and healing and overall outcome is improved. While we know oral surgery can cause anxiety, particularly in young people, our team at Oral Facial Surgery Institute has perfected the ability to remove wisdom teeth with the least amount of invasion and discomfort possible.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where, while asleep, a patient’s breathing will start and stop periodically. This disorder has three major categories, with the most common being obstructive sleep apnea. At Oral Facial Surgery Institute, our surgeons specialize in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and are experienced in treating this relaxation of the throat muscles. Our team can help you assess the severity of your condition and work with you for treatment options.

Oral Pathology (Lesions and Biopsies)

It is critical to monitor the health of your mouth, including your teeth, lips, tongue and gums. Regular visits to your general dentist and at-home oral health care help you accurately track and notice any emerging issues. Any condition that is a deviation from the normal appearance could be a warning sign for “disease” or a pathological process. Oral cancer is usually the most serious of these oral diseases. As experts in our field of oral and facial surgery, we lead our field in the treatment of oral pathology and work very closely with our patients to diagnose and treat these issues as soon as possible.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or surgery on the jaw, is an effective form of treatment for improperly structured jaws, problems with a patient’s airway, sleep apnea, forms of TMJ disorders, intense orthodontic issues that braces can’t correct and malocclusion. Patients who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those who have an improper bite or an incorrectly positioned jaw. If you or your general dentist believes you may be a good candidate for orthognathic surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons will work closely with you to assess your treatment needs and take you through the surgery and recovery process.

TMJ Care

Patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders experience pain in their jaw joints and the muscles that control jaw movement. While the cause of their pain can be genetic or due to a condition like arthritis or a previous jaw injury, regularly grinding and clenching teeth can also be a cause. Our team can help treat and heal TMJ disorders, including performing surgery to the impacted areas if need be.

Cosmetic Surgery

While oral surgeons often specialize in restorative procedures for the face, mouth, jaw and teeth, our experts at Oral Facial Surgery Institute also offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures and surgeries to help patients get their dream aesthetics. Cosmetic surgery is performed to enhance the appearance of the body as the patient requests. Facial cosmetic surgery enhances the structures of the face, head and neck.
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mercy@ofsinstitute.com

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621 S New Ballas Rd #16A, St. Louis, MO 63141