What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
Oral surgeons have additional training and education beyond what’s expected of your standard dentist. Most have a medical degree (MD) alongside their oral surgery diplomas and have undergone at least four years of training in hospital-based surgical programmes, learning several specialities, including sedation.
Why is oral surgery performed?
- Badly broken teeth
- Missing teeth or impacted teeth
- Bone loss in your jaw
- Extensive tooth decay
- Severe gum disease and receding gums
How long does oral surgery take?
The length of your procedure depends on several factors, for example, the type of oral surgery you’re having, how many teeth are being treated and whether or not you’ve opted for sedation. As a rule of thumb, one single tooth extraction can take 30 minutes, whereas corrective jaw surgery might take two to three hours.
Is oral surgery medical or dental?
Oral surgery most definitely falls under dentistry – however, there are certain times, where oral surgery is for other medical purposes like cancer treatment, for example.
If you have problems with jaw pain, missing teeth, or tooth decay, you’ll likely be under the care of a dentist.
Think you’ll need oral surgery?
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