There are many different specialties within the dental field, and each specialty is unique in the training they receive and the treatments they provide. Most patients are familiar with a general or family dentist, as this is who they visit semi-annually for cleanings and checkups. For some conditions, it’s very important to see a specialist to ensure you receive the highest quality of care from the most qualified professional. Oral surgeons undergo years of additional training, completing a minimum four-year residency in the oral and maxillofacial department. During this residency, they train with licensed surgeons alongside medical residents, and they learn to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions in the mouth, jaws, head, and neck.
Additionally, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specifically trained in the administration of local and IV anesthesia. With this training, they can provide not only a comfortable environment but one where you will be safely and accurately monitored. In the rare event of an emergency, oral surgeons have the experience they need to react effectively.
At Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery, our oral surgeons have also taken the extra step of becoming certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This board certification signifies that they have demonstrated exemplary knowledge in the oral and maxillofacial specialty and completed numerous rigorous written and oral exams. With their knowledge and experience, our doctors provide the full scope of oral and maxillofacial procedures. When you need any type of extraction or surgical treatment, it’s important to choose an oral surgeon. They specialize in the entire facial and neck region and can ensure you achieve optimal results.