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
  • Apicoectomy
  • Biopsy and treatment of oral cancers, tumors and cysts