What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry used to treat many diseases and injuries of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and facial region. It combines dental, medical and surgical skills. A maxillofacial surgeon must graduate from dental school and complete residency training consisting of four to seven years of intensive medical, clinical, and surgical training. They are responsible for problems ranging from the removal of impacted teeth to the repair of facial trauma.

Reasons to Visit a Maxillofacial Surgeon

There are several reasons why you would need to visit a maxillofacial surgeon. These reasons include:


  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Facial Trauma

  • Facial fractures
  • Facial cuts
  • Dog bites
  • Bike injuries


  • Jaw surgery
  • Under bites and overbites


  • Nasally speech
  • Cleft lip and palate


  • Removal of tumors on the face and jaw
  • Skin cancer removal
  • Skin cancer facial defects

Having a maxillofacial surgery can correct cosmetic issues while diminishing nerve damage and pain you may be experiencing. Because your face is the most important feature you have, maxillofacial surgeons ensure that you receive the best possible results with little to no long term effects.

Hyde Park Dental can answer any of your questions relating to maxillofacial surgery. We provide friendly service with outstanding results that will keep you coming back to our office for all of your dental needs. Our comprehensive services make it possible for you to achieve the outcome you want no matter what your dental goals may be. If you need extensive dental work and want to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, we can certainly accommodate those needs as well.

Call Hyde Park Dental today for all of your Logan dental needs! We are happy to answer your questions and help you build a custom dental plan for all of your oral health needs.