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Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?


Posted on 9/19/2022 by San Tan Oral Surgery
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?Do you experience pain in the jaws, gums, or teeth? Or do you have a decayed tooth that prevents you from sleeping or eating? Visiting a maxillofacial surgeon can help you fix various oral issues. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for the surgery. Your oral surgeon can help you know whether you are a perfect fit for the surgery by examining your mouth. However, some signs can rule you as an ideal candidate.

Here Are The Factors That Make You An Ideal Candidate For Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery.



Good Oral Health

Healthy teeth and gums increase the success of oral and maxillofacial surgery. If you have healthy gum, you are likely to heal more quickly than someone with gum disease.

Good Oral Hygiene

Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves making an incision on the gums, which may take several months to heal. During the healing process, you are required to implement oral hygiene. Things such as alcohol can slow down the healing process. Also, you are likely to have infections if proper care and maintenance are not implemented. In this case, if you're willing to observe oral hygiene, you are the right candidate for maxillofacial surgery.

Good Bone Density

Another way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for oral surgery is jaw bone density. Your jawbone should be able to hold the implant in place. However, the oral surgeon may recommend bone grafting if you don't have enough bone density. This involves removing a bone graft from areas like the hip or lower leg to treat the jawbone.

Healthy Body

Some health issues can lower the success of oral and maxillofacial surgery. For instance, diabetes can increase the chances of having gum disease after surgery. However, if you got diabetes recently, you can still be a good candidate for the surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery can improve your self-confidence and overall appearance. However, you need to be in good health to succeed in the surgery. The best way to know whether you are a good candidate for the surgery is by consulting your oral surgeon.
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