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Dentistry and Oral Health

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology

Oral-maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty which involves the diagnosis, surgery, and additional treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the mouth, jaws, and face. Our skilled "oral-max" surgeons repair both functional and aesthetic issues.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat and care for:

  • Dental implants
  • Facial pain
  • Facial injuries
  • Facial surgery, including cosmetic surgery
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Oral cancers
  • Problem wisdom teeth
  • Tumors and cysts of the jaws

Oral-Maxillofacial services at UMMC

  • Dental and wisdom teeth extraction
  • Dental implants
  • Dentoalveolar procedures
  • Orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery
  • Facial cosmetic and reconstruction procedures
  • Facial trauma and oral injury repair
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Anesthesia administration
  • Treatment of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Oral cancer diagnosis, removal, and reconstructive surgery
  • Cleft/craniofacial reconstruction

Contact Us

If you have any questions about oral surgery or would like to make a referral, please contact us.

Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology
University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216-4505