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Oral Surgery

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What is Oral Surgery?

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.

Why should I see an Oral Surgeon?

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.

What are the kinds of problems that Oral Surgery deals with?

Oral Surgery covers an extensive range of treatments, including the treatment of:

  • Dental implants
  • Treating facial trauma
  • Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Facial pain or TMJ/TMD
  • Wisdom teeth problems
  • Jaw alignment issues
  • Cancers in the head and neck area
  • Tumours or cystic lesions
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Cleft lip and palette correction surgery




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