Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty that includes the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases, injuries, defects, and aesthetic aspects of the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, as well as the maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons commonly treat such conditions as problematic wisdom teeth, facial pain, TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), oral cancer, misaligned jaws, and obstructive sleep apnea. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors, cysts, and abnormalities of the mouth, jaws, and face, including issues related to appearance. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and other medical professionals.
There are several ways to diagnose and treat this condition. The team at UAB Medicine will work with you to develop an appropriate care plan for you that may include medical and surgical procedures and treatments listed below.
- About Your Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
- About Your Neck Dissection Surgery
- Head and Neck Cancer Support
- Laryngoscopy Biopsy
- Mandibulectomy Resection of the Jaw
- Oral Cavity Composite Resection
- Partial Total Glossectomy
- Surgery to Remove a Parotid Gland Tumor (Parotidectomy)
- Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
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Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code opens January 19 at McWane Science Center and was made possible in part by financial support secured by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The exhibit is sponsored by UAB Medicine, which is using its knowledge of the human genome to advance the field of precision medicine, an exciting approach to health care that combines the absolute latest in the prediction and prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease to deliver truly individualized patient care.