What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. In most countries around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry; in others, such as the UK, it is recognized as a medical specialty.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery requires 4-6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school(Dr. Jack Nelson has 5 additional years after professional school): internal medicine, emergency medicine, intensive care, general surgery, ENT otolaryngology, plastic surgery and neurosurgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They also treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants and bone grafts, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors and cysts of the jaws, facial cosmetic surgery. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Nelson manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, neck, jaw, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Nelson practices a full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants, biopsy, impacted wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery; techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort; diagnoses and treat facial pain, facial injuries, infections, cysts, fractures, to facial aesthetics via BOTOX and dermal fillers, PRP. Free dermal filler consultation call : 1 (844) L.I. – BOTOX
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical staff at East End Oral Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in the administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.