What Sets an Oral Surgeon Apart?
At Houston Oral Surgery & Implant Center, we know that you may wonder why your general dentist isn’t performing your oral surgery. Today we’ll explain why oral surgery is practiced apart from general dentistry and orient you to the training required.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery refers to the many types of surgery required to treat diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. An oral surgeon’s scope of work extends beyond dental structures to include the entire face, jaw, and neck. The surgical procedures can include routine operations like wisdom tooth removal to cleft palate rehabilitation.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a recognized surgical specialty of dentistry. This means that an oral surgeon has the same training as a dentist but then completes additional training within the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty.
So the next time you’re considering an oral surgeon for a procedure consider us! Contact us now with any questions!