Oral Surgery is the branch of dentistry involving the surgical treatment or repair of various conditions of the mouth or jaws. Both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons diagnose, treat and perform surgery in the areas of the head, neck, face, jaws and soft and hard oral tissues.
Oral surgeons are highly trained and highly skilled clinicians, usually completing a very lengthy course of training and in some cases they have both medical and dental degrees. Oral surgeons have undertaken extensive training including a 4-year graduate degree in Dentistry and a 4-year hospital surgery residency program. These surgeons have a skill-set far beyond the general dental clinical and can handle more complicated and demanding treatments.
Oral Surgery covers an extensive range of treatments, including the treatment of: