Oral Surgery Procedures
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Select any of the links below to find out more about the services we offer at OMS 60th/ NYC Oral Surgeon.
What is an Oral Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a specialty dentist whose focus is on diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions affecting the head, neck, face, and mouth. They can also treat facial injuries, teeth that are knocked out or broken, and oral cancer. Oral surgeons train for four years following dental school, undergoing rigorous training in surgical techniques such as wisdom teeth extraction and placement of dental implants.
What Kind of Training Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
After dental school, oral surgeons take at least four additional years of training, including internal medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, cardiology, and intensive care medicine. After completing a residency program, oral surgeons much pass a rigorous exam to be board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
How is an Oral Surgeon Different From a Dentist?
Oral surgeons train in sedation techniques and a wide range of surgical procedures. Years of additional training set oral surgeons apart from general dentists. If your dentist has referred you to our office, it is because your treatment is complex and requires the additional skills and experience of a surgeon.
What Kinds of Procedures do Oral Surgeons Perform?
Oral surgeons perform surgeries such as jaw realignment and dental reconstruction that many dentists are uncomfortable performing. Oral surgeons also place dental implants and do soft tissue repairs. While some dentists perform these procedures, they do not have the same training or experience. A general dentist does not perform oral surgery or implant placement often, while these procedures are the focus of oral surgery practices. Surgeons can perform operations more efficiently and effectively because it is what they do best, and they do so daily.
Do Oral Surgeons Use Sedation?
As surgeons, we offer various anesthesia and sedation options, including IV sedation. If the surgery is complex or lengthy, we may use non-IV sedation in a hospital setting. During their surgical residency, oral surgeons are trained in every type of anesthesia and sedation administration. They are skilled at administering anesthesia and monitoring your vital signs throughout your oral surgery.
Does Insurance Cover Oral Surgery?
In most cases, either your medical or dental insurance will cover a portion, if not all, of oral surgery. Coverage varies from policy to policy. Consideration is given to whether the surgery is medically necessary, the type of procedure, and whether anesthesia is used.
Talk to your insurance providers to determine what portion of your procedure is covered. Be sure you understand your coverage and any limitations. In some situations, coverage may overlap to your benefit.
If you have any questions about oral surgery or would like a consultation, please contact our office at OMS 60th/NYC Oral Surgeon Phone Number 212-679-9688.
- Dental Implants
- Wisdom Teeth
- Bone Grafting
- Jaw Surgery
- Facial Trauma
- Tooth Extractions
- Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
- Oral Pathology
- Sleep Apnea
- Exposure of Impacted Teeth
- 3D Imaging
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