An oral & maxillofacial surgeon is a physician who surgically corrects conditions of the mouth and surrounding facial structures including the head, neck and jaws. These doctors usually start out as dentists before undertaking extensive surgical and medical training.
Some common procedures performed by oral & maxillofacial surgeons are:
Cleft lip and palate diagnosis and surgical correction
Removal of impacted teeth
Bone grafting or pre-prosthetic surgery for implants and dentures
Diagnosis and removal of cysts and tumors
Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous malignancy (skin cancer) and lip reconstruction
Diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders (temporomandibular joint)
Diagnosis and treatment of fractures of the eye socket, cheek bone, nose, jaw and skull
Treatment of sleep apnea
Cosmetic surgery of the head and neck, such as facelifts, browlifts, rhinoplasty and lip enhancement
The area of Lenexa, KS has a population of approximately 140,796 people. There is 1 oral & maxillofacial surgeon near Lenexa, which gives it a ratio of 1 oral & maxillofacial surgeon per 140,796 residents or a ratio of 1 oral & maxillofacial surgeon per 56,820 households. There are 56,820 households in Lenexa.