What’s the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon?
Oral surgeons (known formally as oral and maxillofacial surgeons) are unique among dentists in that they all have completed an additional four years of hospital-based training alongside medical residents and can administer all types of anesthesia.
What does an oral surgeon do?
An oral surgeon offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.About Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ›