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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the face, mouth, jaws and neck; preparation for and placement of dental implants ; removal of wisdom and diseased teeth; and, pathological and cosmetic problems. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) has the specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved, to ensure you get the best possible results. A 2014 study suggests greater implant success rates when performed by a dental specialist.

Oral surgery may be required for a variety of reasons. You may have an impacted tooth trapped in the jawbone or a tooth that is poorly positioned and damaging neighboring teeth. It is especially common to have these types of problems with growing wisdom teeth. Oral surgery is also necessary for the placement of dental implants and for a few types of gum treatments. Use our FREE service to find the right Oral Surgeon for your specific needs!