Brandon Office: 601-825-3807

Flowood Office: 601-936-0025

Oral Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital or acquired diseases, dysfunction, defects or injuries of the mouth, jaws, face, neck and associated regions.

Some of these issues are:

When Teeth Are Lost

When a tooth must be extracted due to trauma, bone loss or other reasons, implants can be placed into the bone if you are determined to be a good candidate for implants. Please see our tooth fractures page to see the different types of fractures that occur with teeth.

Impactions

The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the most frequently impacted teeth because of a lack of space in the jaw. In most cases, wisdom teeth that do not erupt into proper alignment should be extracted. Please see our wisdom teeth page to see the different types of impactions that can occur.

Jaw Alignment

Oral surgery can correct cases where the jaw bones are underdeveloped or overdeveloped. Cases where the upper jaw grows too much or too little and/or the lower jaw grows too much or too little can be surgically corrected.

TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint

Otherwise known as the TMJ, this joint in front of the ear where the lower jaw pivots is a common problem area. Problems with this joint can cause headache and pain that never goes away. Lesser cases can be corrected with medication, therapy, and splints. However, a more serious case would require reconstruction of the joint.

Biopsy

When there is a suspicious growth or appearance to the tissue in the mouth, a biopsy will be performed to determine the origin of the lesion.

Facial Trauma

Oral surgery can help in cases of facial trauma that results from accidents or facial genetic malformation of the jaw and face.

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Brandon Office:

1350 W. Government St.
Brandon, MS 39043
601-825-3807

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Flowood Office:
4802 Lakeland Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232
601-936-0025
CANCELLATION POLICY Since we are a very busy dental practice, we do ask for a 48 hour notice if a patient needs to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This allows us to effectively and efficiently treat other patients who may have concerns that need to be treated immediately. When we do not receive proper notice, many people suffer the consequences. If we do not receive a 48 hour notice, then we reserve the right to not reschedule your appointment at our discretion. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.