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OMS vs Dentistry

What is OMS?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an inspiring and challenging specialty of dentistry.  Maxillofacial refers to the region of the facial skeleton and includes bones of the forehead, cheekbone, face,  jaws and regional soft tissues.

How is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon different from a Dentist?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists, who utilize dental, medical and surgical knowledge and skills.

  • Like dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons graduate from dental school.
  • Unlike dentists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years.

When should I go to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

When you require medical attention that is beyond the scope of a general dentist, it is recommended that you visit an oral surgeon.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treating a wide variety of dental problems including:

  • dental implants
  • TMJ disorders
  • facial pain
  • removal of impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth
  • reconstructive facial surgery

 

 

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