Why Choose an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
When you need specialized dental work performed, you want the highest caliber dental professional to complete your procedure. While general dentists may offer some of the same services as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, they do not have the same training and level of knowledge. If you need teeth removed, dental implants, jaw corrections or any other complex oral procedure, choose an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to obtain the best results.
What Makes an Oral Surgeon Different Than a General Dentist?
Both general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive the same basic medical and dental training. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the ability to do all the same dental procedures as a general dentist. However, after finishing dental school, they continued their education with six more years of specialized training and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including one year of training in general surgery. During this time, they complete surgeries and learn specialized techniques that protect the safety and health of their patients. Once completed, they receive a medical degree and their specialty as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Oral surgeons specialize in treating complex conditions in the mouth, teeth, jaw and face. These procedures require extensive knowledge of the oral and facial structure, as well as the techniques and methods for treatment. Since these are often surgical treatments, oral surgeons also receive extensive training in anesthesia methods and pain control for their patients. This ensures pain and discomfort are minimized for patients during and after oral surgical procedures.
Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD, and our team at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center have dedicated their careers to serving patients that need complex oral and maxillofacial surgeries. We work closely with dentists and doctors throughout the South Bay area to provide exceptional care for their patients when they require oral surgery. We offer an extensive list of oral surgical services that go above and beyond routine dental or oral care that are best performed by a specialist.