What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dentistry and surgical specialty, oriented to solve dental issues and pathologies that could affect the oral cavity, face, neck, and head. This specialty includes the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and may affect tissue function in these regions.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes an extensive range of dental procedures, as it works in a very complex anatomical area. Some interventions that may require this type of surgery can be as simple as the extraction of wisdom tooth, bone grafts, and dental implants; reaching more complex procedures as orthognathic surgery, which seeks to restore harmony of the face correcting the jaw position.