Dr. Patrick A. Abbey, DMD
The Maxillofacial Surgery Center is an experienced team committed to providing you with the best possible care. Our staff is well trained and has many years of experience meeting the needs of our patients. Our facility remains on the cutting edge of surgical technology information, and was the first in the Tampa area to offer the convenience and diagnostic abilities of in office CAT scan (iCAT scan).
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a recognized specialty of the dental profession, encompassing the surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the head, face, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained between 4 to 6 additional years of hospital based surgery and anesthesia training. Dr. Patrick Abbey received his board certification following his surgical residency.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Their training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and the completion of a minimum four-year hospital surgical residency program, with graduate training in other disciplines such as general surgery, plastic surgery, medicine, anesthesia and pathology. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained to treat patients in the hospital, outpatient facilities, surgery centers and in private offices. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws and functional and esthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas. With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.