Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on diagnosing and surgically/ adjunctively treating diseases, defects, and injuries of the mouth, face, jaw, and teeth. This type of surgery can include, removing teeth, placing dental implants, treating facial trauma, cosmetic surgery, dealing with facial pain, and more. A general dentist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, or medical physician can only refer a patient for oral surgery, not perform one themselves. Patients who need or are recommended for any oral surgery should weigh their options with or without a doctor and decide if surgery is right for them.
Having oral surgery performed can help in many ways including, restored function, better health, and cosmetic improvements are all good reasons to consider it. Surgery that can repair or restore functions can help patients speak, eat and smile normally and can also save a patient’s life in the case of tumor removal, or cleft palate repair. Of course, all surgeries come with certain risks including, bleeding and infections, some temporary pain and discomfort, and not all surgeries are a success the first time around. All in all oral surgery is a positive course of treatment and can greatly improve the quality of someone’s dental health.
Are you interested in learning more about oral surgery? If you’re thinking about getting oral surgery, or have been referred, you should schedule an appointment with the dentist to talk about your desired outcome, costs and available options. Here at All About Smiles we take patient care very seriously and we strive to provide the best care, from family care and oral surgery to braces and so much more. To learn more about this and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 981-1199.