Oral & maxillofacial surgery is a highly specialized area of dentistry. An oral surgeon must spend four extra years in a hospital residency to earn their degree. Because of their cross training with other kinds of doctors, oral surgeons can perform advanced procedures that general dentists cannot.
An oral surgeon specializes in working with the bone & soft tissue of your mouth. Their treatments range from wisdom teeth removal to facial reconstructive surgery. Oral surgery is more in-depth than your typical dental procedure, & normally requires local or general anesthesia, sedation & time for recovery. Below are a few of the services that oral surgeons provide.