Dental Surgery

Dentoalveolar Surgery
The Augusta University OMS team routinely treats children and adults for:

    • removal of decayed and impacted teeth including third molars (wisdom teeth),
    • difficult tooth extractions,
    • extractions on medically-compromised patients,
    • removal of tori (extra bone on jaws),
    • surgery to prepare one for dentures, and
    • soft tissue gingival (gum) surgery to cover dental root and implant defects and gingival recontouring.

Dental Implant Surgery
The Augusta University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons work closely with other dentists and dental specialists including prosthodontists in the treatment of missing teeth with dental implant placement and bone grafting to the jaws and sinuses. Implant surgery also includes placement of maxillofacial implants around the face for attaching craniofacial prostheses and bone-anchored hearing aids.

Oral, Head, and Neck Pathology

Cancer of the Head and Neck
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons with Fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology Surgery are involved in research and prevention of disease, and they treat patients with various benign and malignant head and neck tumors, including as squamous cell carcinoma. This also includes treatment of cutaneous malignancy including lip and skin cancers of the head and neck. At Augusta University, we participate in the Augusta University Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Board and will either needle or open biopsy suspicious head and neck lesions and help you direct your health.

Pathologic Conditions of the Head and Neck
Treatment of oral and head and neck pathology includes benign cysts and tumors, as well as more advanced stage disease processes, including the management of salivary gland disorders and masses.

Microneurosurgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons repair damaged nerves of the head and neck with microsurgery, including the trigeminal and facial nerves.

Facial Surgery

Facial Skeletal Deformity Corrections
Together the Augusta University oral and maxillofacial surgeons collectively collaborate with private orthodontists and the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia orthodontist to provide corrective jaw surgery to correct a variety of different jaw deformities including overbite and underbite problems. This includes mandibular (lower) and maxillary (upper) surgery as well as genioplasty (chin) procedures and midface osteotomies.

Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are an essential component of a multi-disciplinary craniofacial team, and they work closely with the other members of the team, including Orthodontists and Neurosurgeons. This area includes the diagnosis and treatment of congenital craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and palate, and cranial vault malformations such as craniosynostosis (craniofacial surgery).

Facial Trauma Surgery
The Augusta University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are an essential part of the Augusta University Trauma team. We are commonly called by the hospital to manage all types of acute maxillofacial injuries including hard and soft tissue trauma. This includes jaw fractures, cheek bone fractures, nasal fractures, Lefort maxillary fractures, skull fractures, and orbital (eye socket) fractures and reconstruction. We also take consultations from outside Augusta University and will evaluate walk-in facial trauma and injury.

Facial Aesthetic Surgery
The Augusta University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons perform aesthetic surgery of the head and neck including rhytidectomy (facelift), browlifting, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty (ear surgery), rhinoplasty (nose surgery), septoplasty (for deviated nasal septum), malar (cheek) augmentation, chin augmentation or reduction, periorbital surgery, neck liposuction, lip enhancement, injectable cosmetic treatments including Botox/Xeomin and Restylane (and other fillers).

Other Specialized Services

Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are the surgical specialists who manage patients with TMJ pathology, working with other specialists including Restorative Dentists, Orthodontists, Facial Pain Specialists, and Physical Therapists to surgically manage the joint after failure of conservative therapy.  We provide arthroscopic jaw surgery and temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis (washing of your joint).

Sleep Apnea Surgery
At Augusta University, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons will evaluate you for surgical correction of your obstructive sleep apnea. We will comprehensively review your case and offer you surgical options based upon a thorough work up and management with your sleep medicine doctor. We offer nasal, tongue, and jaw surgeries to help open your airway and decrease one's reliance on CPAP.

Outpatient Anesthesia
The Augusta University oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to administer general anesthesia for children and adults on an outpatient basis for many types of surgical procedures in a safe and efficient manner for the comfort of our patients.

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Augusta University
Dental College of Georgia
1430 John Wesley Gilbert Dr.
Augusta, GA 30912-1270

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Crystal R. Thomas, BBA,
Administrative Assistant
crthomas@augusta.edu
706-721-2411 Office
706-721-3511 Fax

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706-721-9744 Clinic