Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The delicate tissues of the mouth and face should be trusted to a skilled board certified surgeon such as those found at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. We provide the best care possible to patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby areas in Florida.
What is Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery?
Maxillofacial and oral surgery is a special category of procedures that deal with the face, mouth, and jaw, as well as the teeth, gums, or soft tissues of the mouth. It is considered a dental specialty by the American Dental Association (ADA). Those who practice this form of dentistry must undergo an additional four-year residency program after completing dental school; many also go on to complete a fellowship program. Our doctors are all diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and have demonstrated the skills and training needed to become licensed in this specialty.
The maxillofacial and oral surgery procedures offered here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include:
- Dental Implants
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Oral Cancer
- Sedation Dentistry
- Jaw Surgery
- PRP Therapy
- Sinus Lift
- Facial Trauma
- Dental Bone Graft
- Teeth-in-a-Day™ (All-On-4®)
We also offer the management of oral diseases to patients in the Palm Beach County area.
Benefits of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The field of oral and maxillofacial surgery covers a much broader area than general dentistry, allowing patients to receive advanced care for issues such as impacted wisdom teeth or facial trauma. The exact benefits vary by procedure, but may include:
- Alleviating extreme pain or discomfort
- Improving the shape of the face
- Eliminating medical issues such as sinus disorders or oral cancer
- Restoring functional chewing, speaking, and smiling
What is the Procedure for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Aside from administering several different anesthesia options presented to the patient, each procedure is performed differently, which is why we cannot provide you with exact details until after your consultation. Once we have come up with an exact treatment plan, we will then provide you with more information, including what to expect just before and after your surgery. For our procedures, we use cutting-edge technology to produce the best results possible.
Preparing for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
For dental-based surgeries, such as dental implants or wisdom teeth removal,the initial consultation is the most important and efficient means of communication to answer patients’ questions and allay trepidation. We generally advise patients to stop smoking. Blood-thinning medications are a common question, and these and other questions or concerns will be discussed in the consultation.
Recovery from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Each surgery also has its own recovery procedures, which will be discussed with you in greater depth during your consultation. Many procedures require follow-up visits to check your progress, and if this is the case, we strongly advise you to keep all your scheduled appointments.
How much Does Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cost in Jupiter?
That will depend on the exact procedure. Some of our procedures such as those performed to correct facial trauma are often covered by dental insurance, while cosmetic treatments like dental implants may not be. Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your consultation, we will:
- Verify insurance information and coverage
- Perform an examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums
- Find out some information about your health history, which is helpful in determining whether or not laboratory tests are needed
- Order laboratory tests if required
- Provide you with pre-surgical instructions
Don’t put off having dental or oral surgery because you feel that finding a qualified surgeon is too cumbersome. If you are in or around Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or any other nearby city in Florida, please contact us here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to schedule your consultation.