Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in tooth removal and surgery of the face and jaws. Although they’re most often associated with removal of wisdom teeth, these specialists do much more than simply pull teeth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Rocklin, California, are educated and trained in a wide range of advanced surgical techniques, allowing them to treat various dental and facial conditions, defects, traumatic injuries and jaw joint problems, as well as provide functional and aesthetic improvements to the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat patients with varied and complex needs. Common problems patients see the oral surgeon for include:
- Painful or impacted teeth
- Facial pain
- Misaligned jaws
- Severe jaw joint problems
- Traumatic facial injuries from accidents
- Suspicious mouth lesions (requiring biopsy)
In addition, these dental specialists provide reconstructive and dental implant surgery. Some oral and maxillofacial surgeons with advanced training even perform plastic surgery procedures to the maxillofacial region. Depending on the training program, most oral surgeons complete a four-year hospital-based residency following completion of dental school. Some training programs provide a six-year residency, which allows the dentist to also earn an M.D. degree.
At Placer Prosthodontics Inc., we offer an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can expertly take care of your dental health needs. Please contact Dr. Craig Wada at (916) 630-9048 to request an appointment.