Oral Surgery Danbury CT and Oral Surgery Brookfield CT
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the surgical specialty of dentistry that provides patients with surgical care of the mouth, face, jaws and associated structures. After attending four years of dental college, oral and maxillofacial surgeons become qualified as specialists through residencies in hospitals throughout the United States and are required to complete at least four years of additional training beyond dental school. Many Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons also hold medical degrees (MD) in addition to dental degrees (DDS) and receive training in general surgery as well. After training is completed, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons can become
Surgical services offered by Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons include removal of teeth (especially wisdom teeth), preparation of the mouth for dentures and implant placement. Oral Surgeons also perform reconstructive surgery of oral and facial deformities, and facial injuries/fractures. In addition, Oral Surgeons also perform biopsies, removal of tumors or cysts of the jaws, face and mouth as well as perform cosmetic surgery of the oral and facial regions. These services are available both electively and on an emergency basis.
Because of their specialized training, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are able to offer qualified patients the option of varying levels of anesthesia and sedation during surgery. These options vary from local anesthesia to intravenous sedation. It is important to speak with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon before a procedure to find out what is appropriate for you. Most surgeries can be performed in the office setting, but certain patients may be best served in the hospital either as same-day surgery patients or as in-patients.
Nitrous oxide / oxygen is available and is a lighter form of sedation than IV sedation. Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is rapid, and is safe for most but not all patients.
Diagnosing Wisdom Teeth
Alternatives to Single Tooth Extraction
Diagnosing Dry Socket