Oral surgery is a dental specialty. Our surgeons, Dr. Chan and Dr. Phan, provide comprehensive oral healthcare to patients in Allen and the surrounding communities. Our practice offers dental implant placement including All-on-4, oral pathology, and reconstructive and corrective procedures that help patients overcome developmental abnormalities and facial trauma. When treating patients, our team works diligently to increase oral function and comfort.
Conditions Treated by an Oral Surgeon
Oral surgeons treat health conditions and aesthetic issues that affect the mouth and maxillofacial region. Our practice can accommodate patients in need of tooth replacement or more extensive procedures that address the devastating effects of facial trauma. We also provide cosmetic procedures such as chin and cheek implants. Oral pathology is another service provided by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This is a potentially life-saving service that seeks to identify, and if necessary, remove benign and malignant cysts and tumors. Oral cancer is a very common affliction and can be life threatening if not addressed with early treatment.
Another common ailment that affects patients are jaw alignment issues. Sometimes, the upper or lower jaw develops faster than the other jaw. In some cases, jawbones may be incorrectly positioned due to congenital abnormalities or facial trauma. When the jaws are incorrectly positioned or damaged, it can severely impede oral function and even cause great discomfort. To remedy this issue, patients may require orthognathic (jaw) surgery, which is corrective in nature.
With any oral surgery procedure, the ultimate goal is to improve or restore oral function so that our guests can enjoy a higher quality of life.
An Oral Surgeon’s Training and Education
Like a dentist, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will receive a doctor of dental surgery. But, his or her training doesn’t stop there. In addition to the standard DDS or DMD, an oral surgeon will earn an advanced specialty degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery and then complete residency training. Residency training is rigorous and highly specialized. During this training, an aspiring oral surgeon will work in emergency settings and perform a number of operations including facial reconstruction and jaw surgery. Residency training also gives an oral surgeon hands on experience with administering anesthesia and IV sedation.
Our team at Contemporary Facial and Oral Surgery offers state of the art technology and world-class treatment with compassionate and gentle care. We believe in fostering a positive patient experience and helping members of our community enjoy vibrant oral health.
Call us at 214-572-8633 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Allen and the neighboring cities.