The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at the Desert Maxillofacial Center treat a range of issues of the face and mouth from wisdom tooth extraction to oral pathologies to extensive facial and jaw reconstruction. Our doctors are trained to handle routine matters to improve your dental health, as well as repair traumatic dental and facial injuries. We know that when you come to us, nothing is "routine" in your eyes, so you can count on us to always give you the competent, compassionate care you need.
Many patients come to the Desert Maxillofacial Center for wisdom teeth extraction, as most family dentists suggest using a specialist for this procedure. Our oral surgeons have extensive training and certification, which enables us to handle the complications that can arise when wisdom teeth become impacted or compromise the jawbone. Your regular dentist may suggest having your wisdom teeth removed to prevent the shifting of your other teeth, even if you are not having pain.
While modern dentistry attempts to save teeth rather than extract them, the only way to manage your dental health may be to remove damaged teeth. Your dentist can fill in the gap with a bridge or other prosthetic, but the best thing that modern dentistry offers is a dental implant, which is natural looking and acts and feels like a "real" tooth. Adding an implant requires a surgical procedure of inserting a titanium screw in your tooth cavity and then adding a crown to it. This extensive procedure requires a significant amount of expertise. At the Desert Maxillofacial Center, we can replace a single tooth or use any implant to anchor a fixed bridge to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. For most patients, the results are life-changing as implants are comfortable and drastically improve the appearance.
To prepare for implants or to manage other problems with misaligned jaws, our surgical team provides bone grafting and other jaw surgeries that can improve chewing, speech, breathing, chronic jaw or TMJ pain, or protrusions. To show patients the probable outcomes of their procedures, the doctors use computer techniques and three-dimensional modeling so you can have and idea of how you will look after surgery.
Dr. Peter Scheer and Dr. Milan Jugan also treat oral pathologies that may or may not be cancerous. If you observe sores, lumps, or patches in your mouth, if you have difficulty swallowing or chewing, or you have a chronic sore throat, or persons, you should come in for an oral exam immediately. Often times, bumps or other irregularities in the mouth are benign, but having it checked is critical to your overall health.
Facial injuries are now in the realm of specialists who are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the patient. Both surgeons at the Desert Maxillofacial Center are prepared to handle serious repairs to the face or jaw that may result from traumatic injury, disease, or birth defects. Repairing jaw and facial injuries often requires acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation, which has both a physical and emotional component to it. Drs. Scheer and Jugan are experienced in handling both the art and the science of treating these injuries which will affect the patient’s long term function and appearance.
Both leaders in their field, Dr. Scheer and Dr. Jugan understand, meet, and exceed modern standard of managing jaw and facial repair and have years of experience treating even the most extreme cases. They are on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which often occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. The damage can be soft tissue injuries to the skin and gums, bone injuries or fractures, or injuries to regions such as the facial nerves, salivary glands or eyes. At the Mirage Surgical Center, we are equipped to handle facial trauma injuries including:
We also repair birth defects such as cleft lip and palates, as well as performing craniofacial reconstruction repair or reshape the head and face as a result of birth abnormalities or trauma.
39935 Vista Del Sol, Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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