Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a field of dentistry. It focuses on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and birth defects that affect the jaws, mouth, teeth and facial structures. Our clinic is one of only a few in the country with broad experience in treating childhood diseases that involve these parts of the body. At Seattle Children's, our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team cares only for children and teens.
We work with Children's Craniofacial Center to treat the effects of cleft lip and palate on oral health and dental skeletal development. We are leaders in managing the effects of arthritis on children's jaws, and for treating jaw cysts and tumors during childhood.
Our team includes certified dental and oral surgery assistants who are expert at working with children to get dental and facial photographs, X-rays and dental casts. As part of the Craniofacial Center, we work closely with social workers, speech and language pathologists, audiologists and other experts to give your child care that is complete. Every step of the way, we work with you to tailor treatment to best suit your child's unique needs.