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The surgical speciality that is concerned with the reconstructive surgery of the oral cavity, face, head, neck, mouth, and jaws is known as oral and maxillofacial surgery. It also deals with facial trauma surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. A surgeon who specialises in oral and maxillofacial surgery is known as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Who is an oral surgeon?
Oral surgeons are highly-skilled surgeons trained in dental medicine, addressing problems associated with the head, mouth, jaws, and neck. They are also trained to perform facial cosmetic surgeries.
What do oral surgeons do?
An oral surgeon specialises in performing reconstructive surgeries of the face, oral cavity, head, neck, mouth, and jaws. They are also trained to carry out simple and complex tooth extractions which include wisdom tooth extraction.
How to consult an oral surgeon online?
To consult an oral surgeon online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Oral Surgery’ in the search bar to find a list of oral surgeons along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with an oral surgeon.
Does an oral surgeon treat all kinds of oral injuries-related problems?
Yes, oral surgeons treat mostly all disorders associated with the oral and maxillofacial region including mouth, jaws, neck, and face. Some of the conditions that oral surgeons treat are dental implant surgery, misaligned jaws, facial deformities, cysts and tumours of the jaw, and cancers of the neck and head.
When should I consult an oral surgeon?
You should consult an oral surgeon if you want your wisdom tooth extracted, you have had an injury of the head, neck, and jaws, you have been diagnosed with cancer of the neck and head, your dental disorder requires a complex surgery, and you wish to correct misaligned jaws.
What do we call an oral surgeon in simple words?
Oral surgeons are simply doctors who treat complex dental problems which a normal dentist cannot treat.
Can I consult with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult an oral surgeon any time. Our oral surgeons are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best oral and maxillofacial surgeon in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best oral surgeons in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our oral surgeons are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your oral and maxillofacial related conditions are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all oral and maxillofacial surgeons?
Yes, all oral surgeons on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Why did my dentist refer me to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?
Your dentist would refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for issues such as complex extractions, wisdom teeth treatment, if you have a complicated medical history, and you require correction of congenital growth defects.
Are oral and maxillofacial surgeons doctors?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are actually a combination of a medical doctor and a dentist. Most often, they have dual degrees in both medicine as well as dentistry.
Do oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform plastic surgeries?
Yes, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to perform plastic surgeries.
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