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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries. After four years of dental school, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon completes four to six years of additional formal training in treating the craniomaxillofacial complex. This specialty is one of 9 dental specialties recognized internationally and by the American Dental Association (ADA).

An Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions. The following are just some of the many conditions, treatments and procedures oral and maxillofacial surgeon deal with on a daily basis:

  • TMJ, Facial Pain, & Facial Reconstruction
  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Extractions & Impacted Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Misaligned Jaws
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Apicoectomy
  • Oral Cancers, Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Whether your dentist refers you to our office, you have pain or symptoms causing you concern, or you simply have questions you would like answered, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our trusted oral surgeon Vernon Hills and dental team are here to answer your questions and provide the treatment you deserve!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery?

  • Oral surgery focuses on procedures within the mouth, such as tooth extractions and dental implants, while maxillofacial surgery encompasses a broader range of treatments involving the facial structure, including corrective jaw surgery and facial reconstruction. At Metro Dental, our expert team excels in both oral and maxillofacial surgery, ensuring comprehensive dental care and quality dental outcomes.

What are the risks of oral surgery?

  • Like all surgical procedures, oral surgery comes with some risks, such as infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. However, our skilled surgeons at Metro Dental utilize the latest techniques and strict surgical instructions to minimize risks. Our commitment to quality dental care and the use of general anesthesia ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all our patients.

How painful is maxillofacial surgery?

  • At Metro Dental, patient comfort is our priority. Maxillofacial surgery, like any surgery, can be associated with some discomfort. However, we use effective pain management strategies, including general anesthesia and post-operative care, to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as possible. Our team is dedicated to providing supportive care throughout your healing process.

How can dental implants improve my oral health?

  • Dental implants are a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth, designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. At Metro Dental, our implant surgery not only restores the functionality of your teeth but also helps in preserving bone structure, enhancing overall oral health. Request an appointment to see how our dental implant services can renew your smile and confidence.

What options are available for wisdom teeth removal?

  • Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure aimed at alleviating pain, preventing overcrowding, and avoiding future dental issues. At Metro Dental, we provide comprehensive evaluations with personalized treatment plans for wisdom teeth removal under general anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort and optimal recovery. Let our experts in wisdom teeth removal guide you through a smooth, surgical experience.

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If you have a general question, comment, or need to schedule an appointment for cosmetic dentistry in Vernon Hills, feel free to send us a message! Incase of a dental emergency, or to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our office at:
(847) 680-7171