Maxillofacial surgery covers a broad area which includes, surgery to repair facial fractures, surgery to correct dental and facial deformities and surgery to treat cysts and tumors in the jaws.
As a dual degree physician and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Reza Bolourian, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. is uniquely qualified to perform the highly specialized surgical procedures. Many of the maxillofacial procedures are performed in a hospital setting and Dr. Bolourian performs those procedures at Memorial Care Medical Center.
There are a few reasons you might see a maxillofacial surgeon. Your dentist or doctor may refer you to us.
Here are a few common reasons why you would end up seeing a maxillofacial surgeon.
TMJ and Skeletal Problems
Maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. Bolourian are trained to correct skeletal problems such as misaligned jaws also known as orthognathic surgery.
If you have chronic pain in your TMJ , you may have a condition known as TMD (temporomandibular disease). Dr. Bolourian is one of the few surgeons in Orange County, California that treats all aspect of TMJ diseases conservatively or if needed surgically. Please refer to our TMJ Solution sections for more information on TMJ.
Facial, Oral, or Neck cysts and tumors
Cysts, tumors and lumps and bumps of the face, neck, and jaw are often removed by maxillofacial surgeons. We have the specialized training to remove the tumor without damaging the delicate nerves that run throughout your head and neck. Please refer to our Maxillofacial Pathology section for more information.
Reconstructive and Trauma Surgery
If you get in an accident and injure your face, rest assure that our Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Bolourian is the doctor you want to see. We are specialized in reconstructive surgery to repair broken jaws, cheekbones, and other facial bones. Please refer to our Facial Trauma Section for further details about facial trauma and reconstructive surgery.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Finally, maxillofacial surgeons can also treat cosmetic concerns. If you are interested in learning more about facial cosmetic procedures at our office, please visit our website dedicated to facial plastic surgery at www.ocsurgicalarts.com