Oral and dental surgery refers to a specialized field within dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of oral conditions and diseases. It involves a wide range of surgical procedures performed in the oral cavity and surrounding structures, excluding facial and jaw surgery.
One of the primary goals of oral and dental surgery is to address and treat various dental issues that cannot be resolved through non-surgical means. This may include extracting impacted or severely damaged teeth, performing root canal treatments, placing dental implants, and addressing congenital anomalies or developmental irregularities within the oral cavity.
One common procedure in oral and dental surgery is tooth extraction. When a tooth is severely decayed, infected, or damaged beyond repair, it may need to be extracted to prevent further complications. Oral surgeons have the expertise to perform extractions, including impacted wisdom teeth, and ensure patient comfort during the procedure.