Also referred to as oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery is a dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis and surgical intervention of injuries, diseases, and defects to the teeth, jaws, mouth, and face.
Your general dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon to seek specialized care for functional dental concerns, such as preserving your teeth, treating damage due to trauma, controlling serious oral diseases, and overcoming issues of congenital growth. In most cases, the surgeon works together with the prosthodontist to develop prosthetic and orthotic devices to address these functional problems.
If your dental or oral case is severe enough to require surgery, you will likely need a dental team comprising a surgeon, prosthodontist, and cosmetic dentist. Your oral surgeon can help to:
Keep in mind that your oral surgeon will likely work together with am orthodontist, restorative, or cosmetic dentist to design and plan your treatment. For a proper assessment of your individual case, please visit our practice in Lake Forest, CA. Request an appointment online
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