Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. Drs. Mitchell, Mehta, Young and Landrian manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Mitchell, Mehta, Young and Landrian practice a full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, we can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
Dr. Mark W. Mitchell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Mehta was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He immigrated to the United States in 1998 and completed his undergraduate degree at The University of South Florida.
A Tampa native, Dr. Shaun Young was born and raised in Brandon, Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Landrian was born in Camaguey, Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 2001.