Eric M. Scheufler DMD MD PA

Oral Surgeons Are Dental Essentials

March 29, 2024

Let’s not even imagine a world without oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These specialists are trained to recognize and treat a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the mouth, head, neck, face and jaws. Their passion for their specialty and their dedication to their extensive professional preparation prove it. The average length of their post-high school education and training is 12 to 14 years! 

If you or a family member needs an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), we at the office of Miramar Beach Facial & Oral Surgery provide the topmost level of expert and empathetic care. We’re experts at making our patients—from children to adults—feel comfortable and secure during their visits. 

Oral surgery—from tooth extractions to complex reconstructive procedures—plays a vital role in maintaining patients’ general health and well-being. Conditions such as impacted wisdom teeth, intense dental infections and jaw misalignment can create intense pain, speech problems, and chewing and swallowing issues. Treatment from an OMS relieves the pain and helps regain the ability to eat, speak and function normally.

In regards to overall health, untreated oral infections, such as gum disease, have been linked to an increased risk of developing systemic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and respiratory infections. But by having an OMS promptly address oral health issues, the risk of these systemic complications can be alleviated. 

A serious dental infection or abscess is a major deal—and very painful. An OMS will remove the source of an infection and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. Ignoring these infections can quickly lead to serious complications, including sepsis, which develops when your immune system overreacts to an infection. It can take only 12 hours from the earliest signs of infection to progress to organ failure and death.

An OMS is essential for the management of certain oral cancers and other pathological conditions of the mouth and jaws. Early detection, treatment and of cancerous tumors can significantly improve patient outcomes and increase the chances of survival. An OMS also treats temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), facial trauma, and congenital abnormalities of the mouth, jaws, neck and face.

Miramar Beach Facial & Oral Surgery provides a warm and welcoming experience for each patient. We ensure that everyone who comes to see us feels at ease. When you visit us, you can be confident that you’re receiving the finest and most advanced treatment available. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.

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