Question:  What does an OMS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon) do?


An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dental professional who mends components involving the mouth like the teeth, jaw and the face. They typically deal with injuries, medical conditions, and injuries. To complete their training, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon must graduate from a 4-year dentistry graduate degree as well as finish a four-year residency program involving hospital surgery. These surgeons provide their services for those who experience conditions or problems with: a misaligned jaw, wisdom teeth, and face pain. They also cater to victims of accidents who endure through facial injuries, jaw cysts, tumors in the mouth region and more. After years of schooling real-world experience, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have a particular base of knowledge in the trained use of anesthesia and pain control. The goal of any good oral and maxillofacial surgeon is to attempt to operate on the patient, causing as the minimum aomount of pain possible, while providing as much comfort as possible.

Question: Why is a panoramic X-ray needed if my dentist already took an x-ray?


Your dentist takes x-rays to look at the teeth, which does not give ever piece of information needed for the strategic planning of oral surgery. Panoramic X-rays give the oral and maxillofacial surgeon the bone, root and nerve structures of the mouth, while also showing a detailed jaw structure. This all needs to be seen to supply the surgeon with the most detailed information possible before the operation day.

Question: Before surgery, should I schedule some sort of consultation or preliminary checkup?


Union City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides a detailed oral assessment before surgery or day of the surgery, based on what you want to do. Several patients do have the consultation on the surgery day. We will review the status of your health and conduct a complete oral inspection, providing analysis and explanation. However, before the surgery, it is imperative to not have any beverages or food for over six hours prior to the surgery if anesthesia is being administered.

Union City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

Nancy Herbst, DDS

311 33rd StreetUnion City, NJ 07087

Phone: 201-601-9262

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