Whether you need a tooth extraction or a dental implant, or if you have a more complex oral health issue, a maxillofacial surgeon like Col. John McPhillips, DDS, MD, provides state-of-the-art surgical procedures to improve and protect your oral health. Dr. McPhillips performs a comprehensive range of maxillofacial surgical procedures at Bedford Associates in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Bedford, Texas. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today for expert maxillofacial surgery services.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery encompasses procedures to correct problems in your mouth, jaw, facial structure, and neck. This includes correcting cleft palates and rebuilding facial structures like your cheeks or jaw after a traumatic injury, as well as removing wisdom teeth and placing dental implants.
Maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. McPhillips have extensive training in anesthesia management. This helps them ensure your comfort and safety during and after your surgery.
Dr. McPhillips has had extensive training in both dentistry and surgery as well as decades of experience in performing maxillofacial and oral surgeries. He provides a comprehensive range of surgical procedures to address issues affecting the bones and soft tissues of your mouth, jaw, face, and neck.
Dr. McPhillips surgically removes teeth that are impacted, emerging at strange angles, or otherwise putting your other teeth and oral health at risk.
Bone grafts are sometimes required to strengthen your jawbone to ensure it’s strong enough to support a dental implant. Dr. McPhillips can take bone tissue from your hip or ribs to graft onto your jaw.
If you have a severe overbite or underbite, or a jaw that recedes or excessively protrudes, Dr. McPhillips can surgically reposition your jaw. These surgeries not only make it easier for you to chew and talk but can also enhance the appearance of your face.
Dr. McPhillips reconstructs facial structures including jaws, cheeks, eye sockets, teeth, and more following facial trauma from accidents or assault. He can also repair injuries to your soft tissues such as your facial nerves and salivary glands and ducts.
In addition to performing biopsies, Dr. McPhillips removes cancerous tumors and other abnormal growths from your mouth and neck. He also reconstructs your mouth and jaw to preserve your appearance after you’ve had tissue removed.
Dr. McPhillips also performs soft tissue surgeries like grafts to repair receding gums and protect the roots of your teeth from exposure. He also provides frenectomies, which cut abnormal bands of connective tissue in your mouth
Maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. McPhillips have extensive education and training. For example, Dr. McPhillips holds advanced doctoral degrees in dental surgery and medicine and has completed rigorous internships and residencies where he honed his surgical skills and a comprehensive understanding of anesthesiology.
In addition, during his years of service in the US Air Force, he was able to practice and learn new dental and surgical technologies as they emerged.
If you need an oral or maxillofacial surgeon, call Bedford Associates in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or schedule a consultation online today for expert surgical services.