Today, oral surgery in Cincinnati is very different than it was even 10 years ago. Whether the procedure is the removal of wisdom teeth, the placement of dental implants or jaw reconstruction for a bite problem, oral surgery has come a long way in a short period time—so short, in fact, that some oral surgery practices in Cincinnati and most family dental practices in Southwestern Ohio are still practicing to old standards set in the late 20th century.
At The Cincinnati Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery, we strive to be on the cutting edge of technological advances in oral surgery, sleep apnea surgery, dental implant surgery, corrective jaw surgery, nerve repair surgery, and conservative management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. We do this by regularly using important technologies—technologies such as Cone Beam Computer Tomography.
CT scanning has been the standard of care in the medical profession for decades, and has since transformed the practice of medicine. The introduction of that technology eliminated a common procedure performed when I was a student known as “exploratory surgery.” Exploratory surgery was basically this: if a doctor didn’t know what was wrong with the patient, they would simply operate to get clarification or determine appropriate next steps. That procedure has (thankfully) all but disappeared from the medical world due to the rise of Computer Tomography or CT Scans.