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What I need to know about OMS surgeon

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Dr. Michael Allard
What I need to know about OMS surgeonOral maxillofacial surgeons are dental practitioners who specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery. They are uniquely qualified to treat the problems, deformities, injuries, and decorative elements of the teeth, mouth, neck, head, and face due to their numerous and extensive training and education, surgical professionalism, and exceptional grasp of function and complication management.

Training and education of an OMS surgeon

Typically, training for an OMS surgeon begins with completion and graduation of two to four years in college, where they acquire their undergraduate degree. This progresses to four more years in dental school for their dental, medical degree. An additional four to six years in residency training is commenced, and here they are taught extensively on the surgical realm of dentistry and administration of anesthesia. After residency training, they have to complete oral, written, and practical specialty exams to qualify for certification by the board and licensing to practice. One may choose to specialize in a specialty, which will require additional training and education, typically between one and two years. Areas of specialization include head and neck cancer treatment, cosmetic surgeries, craniofacial surgeries, or craniomaxillofacial trauma management.

What can an OMS do

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are well-prepared after completing their rigorous training to perform different surgical procedures. They can manage disorders of the teeth and the soft and hard tissues that support them and surgically repair the jaw's deteriorated bone structure. They can replace one, two, or a mouthful of lost teeth, evaluate, arrange a course of treatment, and put dental implants. Treat head and neck injuries and injuries to the face, jaws, mouth, and teeth.

Also, face pain can be diagnosed and treated. They can also diagnose oral cancer, correct jaw abnormalities, treat obstructive sleep apnea, enhance facial appearance and function through cosmetic surgery, and are experts in administering anesthesia during surgical procedures.
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