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Oral medicine is part of dental care and focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of what’s called the maxillofacial part of your body (the mouth, head, neck and face).

Atrium Health Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery provides both oral medicine and oral surgical treatments.

Oral Medicine

Our doctors can help you with:

Soft and hard tissue lesions

  • Red and white soft tissue lesions; lumps, bumps or swellings; ulcerations or blisters/vesicles
  • Premalignant or suspected malignant lesions
  • Mucocutaneous disorders of the mouth including: lichen planus, pemphigoid, pemphigus, erythema multiforme or allergic stomatitis
  • Mucosal infections including: fungal and viral infections
Xerostomia/salivary gland disorders
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Radiation-induced salivary dysfunction
Oral complications of cancer therapy
  • Oral mucositis
  • Bisphosphonate osteonecrosis
  • Xerostomia
Burning mouth
  • Associated with salivary gland disorder, xerostomia or fungal infection
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)
Taste disorders
Orofacial pain and Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • Problems with the temporomandibular joint
  • Facial muscle pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Non-dental toothache / phantom toothache / atypical facial pain
Other Oral Medicine Services include:
  • Soft and hard tissue biopsies for pathological diagnosis
  • Workup and diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (salivary flow rate measurement, Schirmer's test, minor salivary gland biopsy)
  • Pharmacologic management (oral and topical medicines)
  • Oral appliance fabrication (for TMD or for snoring / obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Counseling on pain management, muscle re-education techniques and coping strategies
  • Diagnostic or therapeutic injections for soft tissue lesions or facial pain conditions
  • Coordination of care with appropriate providers of various subspecialties

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Atrium Health Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery uses the newest in imaging technology, exposing patients to less radiation than traditional scans. Our 3-D imaging gives doctors detailed information about a patient’s mouth, face and jaw areas so they can develop the best treatment plan for surgical procedures.

Our doctors can help you with:
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Wisdom teeth evaluation and treatment
  • Orthognathic / Jaw Surgery
  • Maxillomandibular advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Reconstructive surgery and treatment for facial trauma
  • Exposure of impacted teeth with bonding for orthodontic purposes
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery (alveoloplasty, removal of tori, etc.)
  • Bone grafting
  • Dental implants
  • Hard and soft tissue biopsies for pathologic diagnosis
  • Surgical management for maxillofacial cysts, tumors, and other diseases of the jaws
  • TMJ surgery
  • IV Sedation

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