An oral surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck and mouth. In addition to providing general care for common issues like tooth decay or wisdom teeth removal, oral surgeons can offer more specialized services that include dental implants, jaw surgery and facial trauma.

Always seek out an experienced, board-certified oral surgeon for any complex procedures. The field of oral surgery requires 4 years of dental school followed by an additional 4 to 6 years of residency training in a hospital or university setting.

During their residency, oral surgeons learn advanced surgical techniques and gain experience in managing complex cases.  Some oral surgeons may choose to further specialize in a particular area, such as maxillofacial surgery or dental implants.

Common procedures performed by Oral Surgeons include:

  • Tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth)
  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting
  • Jaw surgery
  • Treatment of TMJ disorders
  • Oral pathology
  • Cleft palate surgery
  • Facial trauma surgery

If you require any type of oral surgery, be sure to consult with an experienced, board-certified oral surgeon. They will be able to provide you with the best possible care and ensure that your procedure is performed safely and successfully.