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Why do I need an Oral Surgeon?
Posted on 11/22/2021 by Dr. Michael Allard
Oral surgery needs to be comfortable and above all safe for the patient. Many people will wonder why they need an oral surgeon after a dentist has referred them to one. They will not understand why a simple procedure in the mouth needs a specialist or an oral surgeon. It is vital to know why an oral surgeon should be the one to work on your oral issues.
If the general dentist refers you to the oral surgeon a patient needs to understand why the dentist has made the referral. If a dentist has advised you to see an oral surgeon then it means that the procedure is complicated for the dentist. The oral surgeon can perform serious procedures like oral surgery and uses better technology as well as general anesthesia.
The oral surgeons have advanced training and do what is beyond a general dentist. Oral surgeons also specialize in dentistry that is beyond the dentist they make sure that they perform any procedure that involves surgery. Surgery of the mouth can be for various reasons an oral surgeon will guide you on the best procedure to follow.
Specialties of the Oral surgeon
An oral surgeon will perform procedures on you if you have impacted teeth, such as teeth that emerge from the gum and there is no space for them on the jawbone. This condition causes gum infections and the oral surgeon might be required to pull out the wisdom teeth before the condition is worse. If you have jaw issues like the joints are infected the oral surgeon can be of help to you. The oral surgeons can also help rectify sleep and breathing issues, implants, over and under bites, and other cases that a general dentist will not treat. Always feel free to call us and book an appointment to see our oral surgeons.