09 Jun Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Has your dentist or physician referred you to an oral surgeon? Have you been told that you require oral surgery? If so, you probably have questions about the types of conditions treated by an oral surgeon and the amount of training and education it takes to provide oral and maxillofacial treatments.
Our team consists of a group of highly trained oral surgeons who possess additional education and training to treat conditions that affect the entire oral health system as well as the maxillofacial region. These specialists perform a host of services for patients including placing dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, conducting oral pathology, and providing reconstructive oral surgery of the face and mouth.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is classified as a dental specialty. Surgeons who provide specialized care for the mouth and face must hold board certifications to do so. Along with having a standard dental degree, oral surgeons will receive an additional degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery from an accredited institution. Candidates for this specialty will also complete specialized residency programs to further advance their training and education. Once this process is complete, many surgeons will affiliate with professional boards and organizations such as the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to stay abreast of the latest techniques, trends, and research in this specialty.
Types of Treatments Provided by Oral Surgeons
Beyond treating oral conditions such as cancers of the mouth and tooth loss, our team is trained to provide corrective and reconstructive treatment of the jaws, facial bones, and soft tissues. In fact, our surgeons offer treatment for common problems like TMJ disorder, malocclusions, and sleep apnea. People who have suffered from traumatic facial and oral injuries often require specialized treatment, too.
When providing treatment, our professional staff strives to offer the highest quality care by using the latest technology and techniques. By addressing conditions that impede oral function, we can improve the everyday lives of people in our community.
We are currently accepting new patients. To learn more about our services or to reserve an appointment with one of our talented surgeons, call Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today.