Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgery in Dentistry
This area of specialty performs the diagnosis and surgical treatments on congenital or acquired diseases, functional deficiencies, injuries, and deformities related to the mouth, teeth, and jaw.
[Becoming an Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgeon requires 11 years of training. Dentists who complete a five-year doctoral program after the 6-year basic dentistry can become Maxillofacial Surgeons.]
Frequently Asked Questions About Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgery
What Treatments Does Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgery Perform?
✓ Implant treatment.
✓ Sinus lift treatment.
✓ Graft (bone powder) treatment.
✓ Surgical arrangement before prostheses.
✓ Complicated tooth extraction.
✓ Impacted tooth (wisdom tooth) extraction.
✓ Apical resection.
✓ Jaw fracture treatment.
✓ Jaw joint disorders.
✓ Jaw cyst treatment.
✓ Jaw tumor treatment.
✓ Treatment of intraoral precancerous lesions.
✓ Treatment of mouth sores and diseases.
✓ Orthognathic surgical treatment.
✓ Treatment under general anesthesia and sedation.
[Since the oral, dental, and maxillofacial surgeons are the top experts in dentistry, they can perform all types of treatment; however, especially surgical treatments should only be performed by the surgeons.]
What are the Advantages of Treatment performed by Oral, Dental, and Maxillofacial Surgeons?
✓ Complications that may arise even with the simplest treatment are prevented from the beginning.
✓ The risks and complications of surgical procedures are managed.
✓ The treatment performed by the surgeon, who considers oral and dental health as a whole, is more comfortable and permanent.
[During oral, dental, and maxillofacial surgery specialist training, dentists participate in the compliance program for about a year in other hospitals in areas such as general surgery, intensive care, general anesthesia, ENT (ear, nose, throat), and reinforce their expertise.]