What Is An Oral Surgeon

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association. They are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years after graduating from dental school. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology, and spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas.

Oral and facial surgeons have the knowledge and expertise that uniquely qualifies them to diagnose and treat a number of functional and aesthetic conditions of the bone, skin, and muscle of the face, mouth, and jaw. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Dental implant surgery

  • Wisdom teeth extraction

  • Other extractions

  • Endodontic surgery

  • Facial aesthetic surgery

  • Facial trauma

  • Cleft lip/palate

  • TMJ/TMD and facial pain

  • Oral cancer

In addition, oral surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation methods, including local anesthesia, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. They have received training in airway management, endotracheal intubation, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia.

Our surgical patients come to us from Cedar City (Iron County), Hurricane, Page, St. George and nearby locations.

There are many differences between a dentist in St. George, Utah and an oral surgeon, and we can help you determine which would best fit your needs. Contact us today to get in touch with the best oral surgeon near me.