Oral surgery includes any surgical procedures that are performed in or around your mouth and or jaw. This type of surgery is typically performed by a specialist in that particular kind of oral surgery. Oral surgical procedures range from tooth extractions and root canals to the repositioning of the jaw. Oral surgery can also involve removing unwanted growths, such as tumors. Endodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists are all dental specialists who perform oral surgery. We have one of the best oral surgeons in the area here at Northridge Dental Group, Robert Sharobiem, DDS.
The most common types of oral surgery include:
- extracting wisdom teeth
- gum grafting
- placing dental implants
- maxillofacial surgery
- root canal therapy
- jaw and tooth repair after an injury
After any kind of surgery, be sure to follow the aftercare instructions your oral surgeon gives you. We often recommend taking some time off work or school, sitting at an incline, and staying away from foods that can damage the surgical area.