Oral surgery involves surgery performed on the gums, soft tissues of the mouth, lips, cheeks, jawbone, etc. It would be required when the patient sustains an injury to the mouth, during oral complications such as extractions and impacted wisdom teeth, bone grafting, gum grafting, etc.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon would perform such surgeries. To do this, they would have to go through four to seven years of additional training after completing dental school. Almost all oral surgeries would be performed with the patient under the influence of local anesthesia. This eliminates the pain and discomfort caused during the procedure.
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