Your general dentist has earned your trust and confidence over time. So, if they advise you to see an oral surgeon in Pembroke Pines to have an impacted wisdom tooth removed, you may wonder, “Do I really need to see a specialist?” Read on to know why you need to get an oral surgeon aside from your trusted general dentist.
Oral surgeons are dental surgeons who specialize in surgery. Certain treatments should only be performed by professionals who have surgical competence, training, and substantial education, just as you wouldn’t ask your family doctor to perform an appendectomy, C-section, cholecystectomy, etc.
Oral surgeons spend at least four years in hospital-based surgical residency programs after finishing dentistry school, where they study alongside medical residents in anesthesia, general surgery, and internal medicine, as well as otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine. Their education is nearly entirely focused on the bone, skin, and muscles of the face, mouth, and jaws.
Oral surgeons who have completed this difficult program have the skills, training, and expertise to:
Any operation on your jaw, gums, teeth, or adjacent oral and facial structures can be addressed by an oral surgeon. If you want to get corrective jaw surgery, gum (periodontal) grafts, dental bone graft, or teeth extractions, please schedule an appointment with us!