Conditions That May Require Dental, Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery

Your child's surgeon or dentist may recommend surgery or dental treatment performed under anesthesia for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Acute dentofacial infection
  • Caries
  • Cleft palates
  • Craniofacial deformities
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractured teeth
  • Jaw, facial, and bite deformities
  • Oral trauma
  • Oral lesions in the newborn
  • Oral structural anomalies such as maxillary frenum, mandibular labial frenum, mandibular lingual frenum/ankyloglossia, and natal and neonatal teeth
  • Mucocele
  • Periodontal disease
  • Supernumerary teeth and mesiodens
  • Un-erupted and impacted teeth