Oral surgery refers to medical procedures performed on the mouth, specifically to the teeth, jaw, and/or gums. Depending on the type of procedure being performed, it may be done by one of our general dentist or oral surgeons in our practice, or we can refer you to a specialist at a hospital.
Surgery performed in a dental practice is quite common and requires only a local anaesthetic. Many people don’t realise that simply having a tooth extracted (such as wisdom tooth removal) is a form of oral surgery. There is no need to let the term frighten you or make you feel apprehensive.
A dentist will normally refer patients to an oral surgeon for issues such as treatment of wisdom teeth, complex extractions, or if you have a complicated medical history.
A number of conditions may require oral surgery, including: