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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Pediatric Dental Surgeons

If you’ve ever lost a permanent tooth or need dental work that is better done in a surgical setting because the child is too small for an office setting, you probably needed the services of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This is a field of dentistry focused on repairing damage to the jaw and soft tissues of the mouth.

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital are highly experienced working with children. Our friendly and trustworthy team is skilled at helping kids feel more at ease when they visit the dentist so that they can receive the treatment they need.

Common Pediatric Dental Conditions

There are a number of reasons a child or teenager might need oral/maxillofacial surgery. Some parents bring their kids in for purely cosmetic reasons, while others require in-depth treatment for serious conditions like infections or jaw tumors. Whatever service your child needs, we are committed to helping them live happier and healthier.

Children often need oral and maxillofacial surgery for the following:

  • Cleft palate or lip
  • Cysts
  • Infections
  • Missing or damaged teeth
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Jaw tumors
  • Jaw pain
  • Congenital conditions that affect the face

Jordan's Story

Jordan HenegarWhen a rare medical condition left Jordan Henegar at risk of losing her ability to smile, Joe Peeden, M.D., from Children's Hospital set out to make sure she would be smiling bigger than ever before.

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