Why An Oral Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and aesthetic 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 oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.
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, 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.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a recognized specialty of the dental profession, encompassing the diagnosis, surgical, and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the head, face, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck.