What Is An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon must first graduate from an accredited dental school and then must complete additional post doctorate training in an accredited, hospital-based Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency program.
After four years of dental school, an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon will receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing him to perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
What Does Maxillofacial Mean?
Maxillofacial refers to the face and jaws. Thus, “Oral and Maxillofacial” surgery includes the areas of the mouth, face and jaws – areas that would require the expertise of the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon.
Where Will My Surgery Take Place?
Most of our surgeries are performed at the Dental Centre. Some of our more complicated surgeries are performed in the hospital either as an outpatient or inpatient procedure. We operate at various hospitals.
What Procedures Does An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?
Procedures carried out by an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon include:
- Dentoalveolar Surgery
- 1. Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- 2. Surgical Exposure of Impacted Teeth and other Orthodontic-Related Procedures
- 3. Surgical Root Canal Therapy/Surgical Endodontics
- 4. Preprosthetic Surgery/Modifying the Jaws for Dentures
- 5. Sinus Lift
- 6. Dental Implants to Replace Absent Teeth