When you have a dental issue that is far beyond your general dentist’s realm of knowledge, your next stop may be to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. People are referred to oral surgeons for many reasons, they may need dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or even jaw reconstruction. Whatever the advanced issue, an oral surgeon will be able to provide superior procedures to help restore the patient’s confidence and oral function. If you’re wondering what makes and oral surgeon an oral surgeon, read on.
First of all, an oral surgeon is a dentist. They first must earn a D.M.D. degree at an accredited institution. This background gives them a framework in understanding basic dentistry. Next they complete an additional four years of residency in a hospital. Here they receive hands-on, extensive training in the most effective oral surgery techniques and technologies.
After a dentist has received all that training they become an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons are well versed in treating:
- Dental trauma
- Corrective jaw surgery
- Diseases of the head and neck including oral cancer
- Dentoalveolar surgery
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic dental surgery
- TMJ reconstruction
With extensive training on treating the most advanced and complicated conditions with top-of-the line surgical procedures you are in good hands when you are referred to an oral surgeon. Performing surgery on an area as sensitive and fragile as the oral and maxillofacial region is no easy task. Oral surgeons take great care in the procedures they perform because the results can affect their patient’s confidence as well as their well being.
If you are referred to an oral surgery for your particular condition, be happy to be in the hands of a surgeon like Dr. Sedaros. His years of training, attention to detail, and genuine concern for his patients make him an excellent choice as an oral surgeon. If you have questions about how he will treat your condition, give our office a call today.