Oral Surgeons also specialize in maxillofacial surgery and commonly referred to as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These doctors specialize in treating issues affecting the head, neck, face, jaws and the tissues of the mouth. Oral surgeons specialize in dentistry and surgery. Oral surgeons commonly remove wisdom teeth or other impacted teeth. They also surgically anchor dental implants due to tooth loss. Unequal jaw growth, improving the fit of dentures, TMJ disorders, fractured jaws, biopsies, cleft palates and facial infections are also problems that oral surgeons can treat.
Symptoms and Treatments Needing Oral Surgery?
Impacted teeth, most commonly wisdom teeth, must be removed by an oral surgeon due to the fact that swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue can result. Surgery is helpful for unequal jaw growth and TMJ disorders due to the pain that can ensue if not treated.
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