Like other terms used in the dental office, oral surgery is an umbrella phrase that encompasses much of what a dentist can do for you from a procedural point of view. Sometimes patients get the wrong impression that oral surgery is any type of involved oral operation that includes general anesthesia or some form mild conscious sedation. This causes unnecessary anxiety.
But that’s not the whole picture. Oral surgery can be as routine as a tooth extraction or more intricate like a sinus lift, a bone graft, or the placement of dental implants. At the Centers for Dental Implants the last thing we want is for you to become nervous over a term of art.