Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery Resources

Helpful answers about oral and maxillofacial surgery

Do you have questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery? The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has created an easy-to-use web page at It has detailed information about common issues and procedures, including wisdom teeth, anesthesia, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), facial injury, oral cancer, cosmetic surgery, treating facial injuries and more. In addition, AAOMS has provided videos on the following topics to help you prepare for your procedure:

Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery Resources

What is an OMS?

Get to know OMS

Saving Faces, Changing Lives

Wisdom Teeth Management

Learn to perform an oral cancer self-exam

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer

Administration of Anesthesia

Having Frenectomy Surgery

Having Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Having Third Molar Surgery

Dental Implant Surgery

Having Impacted Canine Surgery

Temporary Anchorage Devices

Evidence-Based Management of Third Molar Teeth (PDF)