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St. Cloud Surgical Center

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

The Dental and Oral Surgeons at St. Cloud Surgical Center specializes in procedures to treat the most common, and the more complex, conditions of the oral cavity.

Smile BIG at St. Cloud Surgical Center

At. St. Cloud Surgical Center has some of the best and brightest Oral Surgeons and Pediatric Dentists in Central Minnesota on our team. Together, they care for patients with upper and lower jaw diagnoses and pediatric cleanings, x-rays, extractions, crowns, and fillings. Physicians from the following practices perform dental and oral procedures at St. Cloud Surgical Center:

Oral Procedures and Pediatric Dental Care Offerings at St. Cloud Surgical Center:

Oral Procedures

LeFort 1 is a type of procedure that occurs in the upper jaw. During LeFort 1 surgery, the upper jaw is separated and repositioned. Once separated, the upper jaw can be moved in any direction to correct the issue. LeFort 1 surgery is performed entirely inside the mouth, so there will be no visible scar on the face.

Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (BSSO) is a type or procedure that occurs in the lower jaw. During BSSO surgery, the lower jaw is separated and repositioned. Once separated, the lower jaw can be moved in any direction to correct the issue. Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy is performed entirely inside the mouth.

Patients who need LeFort 1 or Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy (BSSO) Surgery may experience one or more of the following problems:

  • A small upper jaw, with or without a prominent lower jaw, and upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth.
  • A small lower jaw with lower teeth that sit behind the upper teeth.
  • Front teeth that do not touch.
  • Upper teeth that show too much when smiling.
  • Asymmetric or titled jaw causing offset teeth.

What To Expect

If you are undergoing a LeFort 1 and/or BSSO procedure at St. Cloud Surgical, know that your upper and lower teeth will be held together by dental bands. Patients are discharged on a no-chew diet.  Swelling and pain may occur post-operatively.

Dental Procedures (Pediatric)

At St. Cloud Surgical Center we offer the following services for pediatric clients from ages 6 months to 18 years. To be considered for pediatric dental services you must be referred by your dentist.

  • Cleaning
  • X-rays
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Fillings

Request an appointment with one of our oral surgeons or pediatric dentists today to properly evaluate your dental concerns: https://stcsurgicalcenter.com/physicians-outpatient-surgical-services/dentistry-and-oral-surgery/

Sources:

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/center-for-complex-craniofacial-disorders/treatments-and-procedures/orthognathic-surgery