Why see an Oral Surgeon?
Oral Surgeons are specialists. They have special training and expertise in the surgery of the mouth, face and jaw including the removal of the teeth. A minimum of five years of specialist training is required to become an oral surgeon. They also have specialist training in sedation techniques and working under general anaesthetic.
What are some of the procedures that an Oral Surgeon performs?
Wisdom Teeth Removal
It is not unusual for wisdom teeth to become "stuck", wedged in or what we call impacted. They are the last teeth to come through into the mouth and often there is not enough room for them. Most people have four wisdom teeth but up to 10% of the population missing one or more. When wisdom teeth become impacted they cause a number of problems and in this case, you may be recommended to see an Oral Surgeon.
Surgical Dental Implant Placement
Some people suffer from disorders affecting one or both TMJs, muscles and surrounding tissues. These disorders often cause pain and restricted jaw function.
For more information visit Oral Surgery Associates in Auckland, Wellington Oral Surgery or R J Begg & Associates in Christchurch.