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Procedures

Our office provides the diagnosis and treatment (both surgical and non-surgical) of diseases, injuries and defects of the both the functional and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, face, head, neck and related structures. To learn more about some of the more common procedures performed in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, please click on the links below. Please note, not all procedures are performed in this office or by Doctor Storoe.
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Anesthesia

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMSs) are trained in all aspects of ANESTHESIA administration. OMS residents complete at least four years of training in a hospital-based surgical residency program where they serve on the medical anesthesiology service functioning as an anesthesia resident. Doctor Storoe is Board Certified in Anesthesia by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

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Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. Surgery can improve chewing, speaking and breathing. While the patient’s appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of their surgery, orthognathic surgery is performed to correct functional problems.

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Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgery

Thanks to their surgical, medical and dental background, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMSs) are uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic procedures involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws due to their extensive education and training in surgical procedures. Many of currently practicing cosmetic plastic surgeons have trained under Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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Dental Implants

MISSING TEETH?  Dental Implants may be your answer!  Now, more and more people are replacing their missing teeth with Dental Implants. Dental Implants offer an excellent alternative to the limitations of conventional or loose fitting dentures, partial dentures, bridge work and missing teeth.  Dental Implant surgery is best performed by a specialist trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Dental Trauma

Should you experience DENTAL TRAUMA, you should seek treatment immediately!  Many teeth that have been knoked out of the mouth can be saved if cared for properly and reimplanted within 40 to 60 minutes. Call you family dentist, On-Call dentist, Emergency Room, or on-call Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for advice and help you with your dental emergency. You need to know what to do with that tooth!

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Dental Fit & Comfort

After years of continuous chewing… you may come to find that your DENTURES don’t quite fit the way they once did. Advances in surgical procedures and materials and the placement of DENTAL IMPLANTS now allow Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to help many patients without teeth to be able to eat, speak, smile and live life without the worry of slipping or uncomfortable dentures and denture adhesives.

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Facial Injuries

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMSs) are experts in treating and repairing facial trauma or injury, including fractures of the jaws, maxillofacial regions, face, and eyes and facial lacerations. Their knowledge dental and jaw alignement (dental occlusion) is critical when repairing complex facial fractures making the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon a critical member of the trauma team.

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Oral Cancer

Since most changes in the mouth can be easily seen, many oral pathologies and oral cancers can be detected in the early stages, thus increasing the chances of a favorable outcome. Performing a self-examination on a regular basis will increase your chances of early recognition. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommend that everyone perform an oral cancer self-exam once a month.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Although people who snore loudly are the target of bad jokes and late night elbow thrusts, Snoring is no laughing matter! Loud snoring may indicate a serious problem with your breathing during sleep. For most people, loud disruptive snoring may only get you some bruised ribs. Yet for many, loud habitual snoring is the first indication of a potentially life threatening disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Sports Safety

PROTECTION is the BEST PREVENTION when it comes to DENTAL INJURIES!! The simple task of obtaining a properly fitted MOUTH GUARD can prevent many dental related sports injuries. Talk to your Family Dentist or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at your next appointment to find out more on how you can have a custom fitted SPORTS MOUTH GUARD to protect YOUR Pearly Whites from injury!

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TMJ

Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), the small joint located in front of your ear where the skull and lower jaw come together, allowing the lower jaw to move, function and rotate. TMJ disorders can have a variety of symptoms including grinding, clicking, facial pain, earaches, headaches, and limited or painful jaw movements. TMJ evaluation and treatment is best performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

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Do Your Wisdom Teeth Hurt?

WISDOM TEETH, or Third Molars, are usually the LAST teeth to develop and cause problems in the mouth. Nine out of Ten people will have problems with one or more WISDOM TEETH during their lifetime. Proper management of your WISDOM TEETH can prevent serious problems in the future.  Be WISE about your WISDOM TEETH and set up your consultation with a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon today!

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If your require treatment that is not covered above, please contact our office for further information in regards to your treatment needs.

Dr. Storoe practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery in accordance to the definitions provided by the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons  (within the safe capabilities of the facility, staff, surgical team involved, and most importantly, the safety of the patient). Dr. Storoe holds licenses in Florida, California and Illinois and currently practices in the state of Florida.

Portions of the above information provided as a courtesy by:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5701
847/678-6200 Fax: 847/678-6286
Website: www.aaoms.org