Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most highly trained specialists of their kind. The training includes the completion of a residency in oral surgery involving rigorous application and medical examination processes.
Oral & maxillofacial surgery is universally recognized and is a specialty requiring both medical and dental degrees. Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training. Oral surgeons have 4-6 years additional training after dental school to learn how to perform surgeries in the head and neck. Of course, oral surgeons are best known for pulling wisdom teeth, but their knowledge and experience is much broader.
Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on the proper function of the mouth, teeth, face, and jaws. Dr. Lee offers services such as dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, jaw surgery, facial trauma, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) therapy, dentures, snoring therapy and more.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. Oral maxillofacial surgeons correct jaw, facial bone and facial soft tissue problems left as the result of previous trauma or removal of pathology. This surgery to restore form and function often includes moving skin, bone, nerves and other tissues from other parts of the body to reconstruct the jaws and face.