Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Get specialized surgical care for your face, mouth, and jaw at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.

What’s an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists who have specialized training in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaw. More Information

When to See a Specialist

Your dentist or primary care provider may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for:

  • Dental implants
  • Jaw fractures
  • Open sores in your mouth that won’t heal
  • Reconstructive facial and jaw surgery

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Treatments & Procedures

Essentia offers the following oral and maxillofacial treatments and procedures, including:

  • Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal
  • Bone grafts and dental implants – Regenerates your bone structure and replaces missing teeth
  • Corrective jaw surgery – Moves your jaw into proper alignment
  • Head and neck cancer surgery – Takes out cancerous tumors and tissue
  • Injured nerve repair – Microsurgical repair of facial nerves
  • Laser treatments – Heal mouth and canker sores
  • Mohs skin cancer closures – Repair or reconstruct wounds to minimize scarring after skin cancer removal
  • Reconstructive surgery – Restores function or corrects defects of the teeth, jaw, and face
  • Sleep apnea surgery – Removes soft tissue in the throat to make the airway wider More Information
  • Skin cancer surgery – Removes facial skin cancer
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) surgery – Corrects structural problems in your jaw and restores function

Facial Cosmetic Services

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform cosmetic procedures on the face, mouth, teeth, and jaw. In Fargo, North Dakota, Essentia offers the following services: 

  • BOTOX® injections
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cheekbone implants
  • Facelift
  • Facial and neck liposuction
  • Fat injections
  • Kybella® chin injections
  • Neck lift
  • Nose augmentation (rhinoplasty)

Explore more skin renewal and plastic and reconstructive surgery services at Essentia.

3-D Surgical Planning

Your surgeon will use computer imaging to create a 3-D model that will give you an idea of how you will look after surgery. The surgeon will use the model when planning your surgery which will shorten your procedure time and lead to a better outcome.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.

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