What is an oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon, is a dental professional who specializes in performing surgical and non- surgical procedures on the mouth, face, and neck. These procedures may include oral surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic dentistry.

After graduating from dental school, an oral surgeon must complete four years of medical training before treating patients. Some oral surgeons have their own practice while others work onsite. Certain dental offices are equipped for sedation and surgery, which allows patients to be treated in a comfortable and familiar environment.

An oral surgeon performs a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures on the mouth, face, and neck. Common procedures include the surgical removal of abscessed teeth as well as the placement of dental implants to replace broken or missing teeth.