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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis, surgical management and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

More simply put, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the orthopedic surgeon of the facial region. He or she is an individual who addresses problems ranging from an infected, impacted wisdom tooth needing removal to facial trauma needing reconstruction.