Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon must undergo rigorous surgical training. Dr. Eftekhari has exceeded these requirements by acquiring both his dental and medical degree. He has also completed an Advanced Fellowship Training in Facial, Oral, Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction.
Dr. Eftekhari is an expert in the full scope of facial and oral surgery including simple and complex dental implants and full mouth dental reconstruction. He is also an expert in dental extractions and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Eftekhari treats both adult and pediatric patients.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Head and Neck Society. He also is a Board Reviewer for the state of Texas.
Here are details on what oral and maxillofacial surgery entails, plus which services Dr. Eftekhari offers at NextGen OMS.
WHAT DOES AN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON DO?
They specialize in treating many diseases, injuries and defects of the head, neck, face and jaw. They are also professionals in the field of hard and soft tissue of the oral cavity and maxillofacial region.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are also experts and highly trained in dental implant reconstructive surgery. This specialty is recognized around the globe and addresses both cosmetic and functional patient issues.
Oral surgery normally includes:
- Dental extractions and wisdom teeth removal
- Dental implants and full mouth rehabilitation
- Bone grafting
- Oral and tongue biopsies and reconstruction
- Salivary gland disorders
- Oral infections/abscesses
The term “maxillofacial” refers to the rest of face, jaw, neck and oral cavity outside the dental structures.
This normally includes:
- Jaw reconstructive surgery and orthognathic surgery
- Managing facial and neck trauma including jaw, cheekbone, forehead, orbital, and dental structure fractures/breaks and soft tissue trauma
- Facial, neck and oral infections and abscesses
- Salivary gland disorders
- Management of oral and facial cancers, including jaw, tongue and oral gingiva/mucosa
USE OF ANESTHESIA
While most dental offices only offer local pain relief, oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer more extensive anesthesia options. This includes different levels of oral and IV sedation/anesthesia to fit your needs and keep you as comfortable as possible during the in office procedure.
No matter what your anxiety level is towards having a procedure done, you can trust Dr. Eftekhari. He has both the knowledge and extensive experience along with well trained staff to keep you comfortable and safe in his state of the art clinic during your procedure. That being said, being taken care of by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a vastly different experience than undergoing dental care at a typical dental office.
OTHER MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERIES
Other procedures that fall under oral and maxillofacial surgeries are things like bone grafting, jaw surgery and reconstruction, facial trauma, infections, and oral cancer. These complex procedures require specialized training and knowledge, as well as extensive clinical experience.
Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen OMS is an expert in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with Advanced Fellowship Training in Head and Neck oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, so you will know you are being treated by one of the best trained surgeons in the region.
WHO NEEDS AN ORAL MAXILLOFACIAL DOCTOR?
In most cases, patients who need care from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will receive a referral from their primary care physician, their dentist, or directly from their insurance or other providers.
DOES INSURANCE COVER ORAL SURGERY?
While insurance may cover many treatment options for oral and maxillofacial conditions, it is always a good idea to consult your plan before seeing a doctor or surgeon. Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen OMS accepts most medical and dental insurance plans, including Medicare.
Of course, it is advisable to plan ahead and determine which, if any, parts of your care may or may not fall under your medical or dental insurance coverage. Our office’s insurance experts will work with you to determine how to best help accommodate your needs and maximize the use of your insurance benefits.
READY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION?
Whatever pain you are experiencing or diagnosis you have received, or if you just need a second opinion or evaluation, Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen OMS is available to evaluate, treat and meet your personalized needs in a timely fashion. Rest assured that all your questions and concerns will always be met and answered. You will always receive the best and most advanced treatments options that fit your unique needs.
Please contact his office to schedule a consultation.