Oral Surgeons Dr. Paul Bailey, Dr. Carl Peoples and Dr. Mark Oghalai manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Bailey, Peoples and Oghalai practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery - jaw surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Fractures of the bones of the face are treated in a manner similar to the fractures in other parts of the body. The specific form of treatment is determined by various factors, which include the location of the fracture, the severity of the fracture, the age, and general health of the patient. Since a cast cannot be placed on the face, other means have been developed to stabilize facial fractures.