Why See An Oral Surgeon?

Why See An Oral Surgeon?

An oral surgeon receives extensive training and education to become specialists of the head, neck, face, jaws, and mouth, collectively known as the oral and maxillofacial area. Because of their experience that goes years beyond dental school, they have a specialized understanding of the complex facial structures and surgical treatment of various conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial area.

Dr. Schow of Bonita Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM, are skilled oral surgeons who perform a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery services for patients of all ages and conditions.

Why choose an oral surgeon?

Did you know that all oral surgeons are dentists, but not all dentists are oral surgeons? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a specialist when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the head, neck, face, jaws, and mouth. They receive additional training and education after dental school through residency training — some even go on to receive their Medical Doctor (MD) degree after their Doctor of Dentistry (DDS) degree. During their residency training, an oral surgeon will receive the experience needed to perform general surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and more.

When do you need oral surgery?

An oral surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide scope of conditions that affect the oral and maxillofacial region. Procedures that are commonly performed by an oral surgeon include dental implant placement, general tooth extraction, and wisdom teeth removal. Other procedures and treatments that an oral surgeon can perform include

  • Impacted Tooth Exposure
  • Full-Arch Restoration
  • Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • And more

Oral Surgery Care in Santa Fe, NM

Along with our experienced and compassionate surgical and administrative care team, and Dr. Schow is dedicated to providing every patient with an exceptional experience while improving oral health outcomes. If you or your child have been referred to see an oral surgeon, we hope you will think of Bonita Medical Center.