As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs.Bradford, Ingalls, Kean, Parker and Johnson manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. The doctors at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, located at 5741 Carmichael Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant procedures.
OMSA is open Monday - Thursday from 8 am until 5 pm and Friday from 8 am until 1 pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
Please call (334) 277-3492 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Dental implants are metal fixtures placed into the upper or lower jaw to replace missing teeth. They can also be placed to stabilize dentures. Dental implants are made of titanium which is readily accepted by the body. The titanium actually bonds to the bone, creating a strong foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Some implants are placed under the gum tissue and allowed to heal for a period of time prior to uncovering and use. Other implant types are immediately restored with a crown or denture, greatly decreasing the healing period and requiring only one procedure. Your doctor will discuss which system would be appropriate for you, based upon your examination and health history.
People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for repositioning the jaws.