Akron Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group, Inc.
Akron‘s Premier Oral Surgery Practice Since 1964
Akron Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group is a full service oral surgery practice which has been serving the Akron area since 1964. With three offices located in Akron, Norton, and Stow, our surgeons strive to provide their patients with the highest quality surgical services in convenient and affordable settings.
Doctors McDonnell, Kimberly, and Klein along with their professional staff are available to treat your oral surgical needs five days a week. To make your visit as comfortable as possible, they offer the latest in general anesthesia and IV sedation techniques. They accept most private insurance plans and offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.
What is An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth, jaws, and face. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a four to six year surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.
While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
- Removing wisdom teeth
- Dental implants
- Corrective surgery for facial deformities
- Repair of facial trauma
- Diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
- TMJ surgery
- Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
- Sleep apnea surgery
Furthermore, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries, such as the removal of wisdom teeth, on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide comprehensive care for the structures of the jaw and face.
Dental Implants Akron, OH
Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery, and is best done by a trained surgeon. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon has the specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved, to ensure you get the best possible results. A 2014 study suggests greater implant success rates when performed by a dental specialist.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Akron, OH at Akron Office Phone Number 330-836-2882.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
“Pain free” does not mean “disease free”
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.