This is a surgery that comprises the treatment of diseases or injuries of the jaw, teeth, and tissues in the mouth.¹
Things Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can do for a patient:
- Teeth replace
- Jaw, oral, and facial cysts or tumors can be removed
- Jaw realigned or repaired
- Bone realignment after facial trauma
- Tooth extracted
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery are men or women certified in dentistry but, have gone through more medical school for surgery also.² They can do a wide variety of surgeries for the face, jaw, teeth. These surgeons go to school for an extra 1 or 2 years after medical or dentistry school.