What it is. Oral surgery encompasses many types of dental surgeries - from removal of teeth to surgical correction of dental and facial deformities.
When and why it's needed. Oral surgery is commonly practiced in most dental offices on a daily basis, although it is a recognized dental specialty by the American Dental Association. Oral surgery can be as simple as the in-office removal of a baby tooth, or as complicated as the repair of broken facial bones and jaws in a hospital operating room.
Many of our general dentists remove teeth in the Dental Clinic of Marshfield SC offices utilizing local anesthesia and/or sedation. Those patients with complicated medical histories or other problems requiring a specialist may be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.