Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Physician referral is required. Call 216-778-5384 to schedule an appointment.
Specialized Care with a Personal Touch
MetroHealth offers maxillofacial surgery to address issues that affect the jaw or face, and oral surgery to address problems inside the mouth. We provide the high-quality care you need to recover, without leaving Northeast Ohio.
Our Surgery Team
At MetroHealth, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are board-certified or board-qualified. They also have advanced training in their areas of expertise. In other words, their education and experience are hard to beat. And our nurses are certified in both sedation and advanced cardiovascular life support. They keep you safe during surgery.
Because we're part of a larger hospital system, our team has access to other MetroHealth departments and specialists, so you'll benefit from all of our resources and know-how.
We have the training and experience to carry out even the most complex procedures. But it’s the personal attention we provide that makes our department special. At MetroHealth, you're never just a number. Our team will be eager to get to know you, so we can provide individualized care before, during and after surgery.
Understanding Your Treatment Options
Our surgeons provide many treatments, including:
- Removal of impacted teeth (dentoalveolar surgery)
- Surgery for dental implants
- Orthognathic surgery
- Reconstruction surgery
- Repair of facial fractures
- Outpatient intravenous anesthesia
- Oral/facial oncologic surgery
- Surgical and nonsurgical treatment for sleep apnea and to stop snoring
- Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, including total temporomandibular joint replacement
Your treatment plan begins with a referral from your dentist, periodontist or physician. With that in hand, you will be contacted by a patient specialist to set up an appointment.
Your first consultation with your surgeon will be a personal conversation. We'll do an exam. Then we'll talk about your diagnosis, treatment options and potential anesthesia types. You'll be able to ask questions and give input at any time.
If your issue requires diagnostic testing, MetroHealth can help. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic has access to a cone beam CT. This low-dose radiation unit helps us plan for complicated cases that might involve implants, jaw surgery, trauma or impacted teeth. Your surgeon will explain your test results to you, so you'll know exactly what was found and how it might be corrected.
Your Partner In Care
When your surgery is complete, we'll help you recover with thorough written discharge instructions. And your patient specialist will be available to answer any questions.
Typically, you'll see your surgeon about five to seven days after a procedure. This follow-up appointment gives us an opportunity to track your progress. It's also another chance to address any questions you might have.