Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - has a proud and established record of patient care and international recognition. Our comprehensive scope of services features a wide variety of surgical procedures, each providing exceptional care.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are uniquely qualified to administer sedation for children and adults on an outpatient basis for many types of surgical procedures in a safe and efficient manner for the comfort of patients.
Treatment children and adults surgery to remove decayed and impacted teeth including third molars (wisdom teeth), difficult tooth extractions, and extractions on medically-compromised patients.
Dental Implant Surgery
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.
Surgical Correction of Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, working closely with Orthodontists, perform corrective jaw surgery to correct a variety of different jaw deformities including overbite and underbite problems. This includes mandibular and maxillary surgery as well as genioplasty (chin) procedures.
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. 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
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are an essential part of the Trauma team, and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Facial Reconstructive Surgery
Facial reconstruction involves many aspects including bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction for congenital defects such as cleft lip and palate, and following treatment of tumors or following traumatic facial injuries.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons repair damaged nerves of the head and neck with microsurgery, including the trigeminal and facial nerves.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are involved in the multidisciplinary management of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, including maxillomandibular advancement orthognathic surgery, in conjunction with other physicians and sleep centers.
Information on Jaw Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (PDF).
Facial Aesthetic Surgery
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon performs 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, chemical peels, cosmetic skin resurfacing, injectable cosmetic treatments including Botox and Restylane (and other fillers).
Our world-class physicians are committed to the highest level of service to our patients, delivering the best treatment available in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and maintaining our leadership role in the training of physicians across our state and throughout the country and around the world.
University of Illinois College of Dentistry
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, First Floor
801 S. Paulina St., MC 835
Chicago, IL 60612