Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, defects and injuries to the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, mouth, neck and face. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons complete four to six years of training in addition to dental school.
Oral & maxillofacial surgeons perform a variety of surgeries, including:
- Dental implants
- Tooth extraction
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Facial reconstruction
- Jaw misalignment treatment
- Biopsy and treatment of oral cancers, tumors and cysts