What Is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is a type of dentistry that diagnoses and treats oral conditions of the teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth through surgery. Oral surgeons have a DMD, DDS, or even an MD. Regardless of their degree, oral surgeons must complete a surgical residency to perfect their skills.
When Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?
Oral surgery is a common practice and is typically performed in-house on an outpatient basis. You may need oral surgery for common procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, impacted or multiple teeth removal, periodontal disease, cosmetic dentistry, or reconstructive dental needs. Many procedures are performed with sedation dentistry or laser dentistry and patients can resume normal activities in just a few days.
Great Lakes Family Dental has multiple locations and is open on the weekends. Our dentists, oral surgeons, and staff, schedule dental care, at your convenience. From emergency dental needs to routine care, we want to be your trusted neighborhood dental care provider. Schedule an appointment for your free consultation.