Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions, disorders, and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. Often considered necessary for complete oral health, dentistry can have an impact on the health of your entire body.
Oral surgeons focus only on dental surgeries and are often called oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Some common surgeries that they handle are wisdom teeth removal, TMJ corrections, defect or injury reconstructions, removal of oral cancer masses and dental implants.
A dentist will normally refer patients to an oral surgeon for issues such as treatment of wisdom teeth, complex extractions, correction of congenital growth defects or if you have a complicated medical history. An oral surgeon is trained and skilled in the following procedures and many others.
He will be responsible for the care and cleanliness of the dental surgery, together with its fittings, apparatus and equipments. He will ensure that the surgery, where he works, attains a state of complete readiness before the commencement of each working session.