The field of oral surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures performed to treat conditions related to the oral and maxillofacial regions of the body such as the head, neck, face, jaws, hard and soft tissues.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one that is performed on tissues of the mouth that includes your teeth, gums, areas of the jaw, head, or face
An oral surgeon may be called upon to treat and perform a variety of procedures that a general dentist would not be able to perform. Some of the common types of oral surgery are:
Your wisdom teeth may have difficulty erupting in cases when they are either trapped or misaligned. Over time, impacted wisdom teeth can cause more than just pain, but can lead to other conditions such as gum disease.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can either be treated with surgical or non-surgical means. An oral surgeon would be able to remove any tissue that blocks the path of the airway and restore normal breathing.
Jaw misalignments can be easily treated with oral procedures.
Missing teeth structures can be replaced with artificial roots such as dental implants.
An oral surgeon can also treat any facial injury that may diminish the beauty of your smile.
Of course, they do. Apart from completing dental school, an oral surgeon would be expected to complete a four-year residency in oral surgery. The surgeon must be a graduate from an accredited dental school and be licensed to the state that he/she practices.
We are thrilled to announce that North Avenue Advanced Dental Center has reopened.
Infection control has always been a top priority for North Avenue Advanced Dental Center and you may have noticed this during your previous visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. During the closure we have further refined our infection control procedures to include the new recommendations due to the COVID-19 pandemic per the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA). We follow the recommendations of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.