Oral Surgery is a specialty in dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. It involves: tooth extractions, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, apicoectomy, TMJ disorder, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, anesthesia and bone grafts. Many procedures done in a dental office are considered oral surgery and patients that require such procedures are booked for it.
Before you have oral surgery, you may want to consider preparing yourself, for examples: consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition before the procedure, consult with your dentist to find out if you will require any medications before or after the procedure, discuss any concerns about the procedure and your dentist will be happy to explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. Your diet after oral surgery is typically consists of soft food that require little to no chewing.
Recovery should be your number one concern after oral surgery. Always follow post operative instruction provided by your dentist, to prevent any risk of infection or trauma to the surgical site.