Oral surgery involves a patient undergoing dental procedures involving their mouth or face.
A graduate dentist must complete a three-year postgraduate programme in oral surgery, followed by surgical training at hospitals and other medical facilities. Additionally, he or she will need to be recognised as a specialist by the Australian Department of Health.
Dental implants can be used to restore a missing tooth. A crown is attached to the titanium implant after it has been placed in the jaw by the surgeon. These can replace missing teeth after an accident or infection, or they can be used to anchor removable dental prosthetics like bridges or dentures.
Your jaw and skull are joined at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In front of one’s ears is a small “hinge” where the ear canals connect.
Dentures that don’t fit properly can be avoided with a little oral surgery before they’re made for someone who’s never worn them before. Long-term denture wearers can also benefit from oral surgery.
Snoring and sleep apnea, a disorder in which you temporarily cease breathing while you sleep, fall under this category. If your doctor recommends surgery, you would seek the expertise of an oral surgeon.
Make appointments to maintain good oral health and prevent potential dental problems.