Oral Surgery is an overarching category of dentistry and surgical related medical procedures done on a patients mouth. They span a wide range of severities and can have any type of causation that produces an issue surrounding the mouth or jaw and subsequent facial area.
Oral Surgery Background
Oral surgery is a type of surgery that centers around issues involving the mouth; this can be procedures directly relating to the teeth themselves or it can be a procedure that centers more around issues the teeth have caused to the gums and jaw. In some cases oral surgery also encompasses issues surrounding other facial issues like reconstruction.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is the type of surgery which encompasses the most minor of dental procedures like the removal of teeth to serious facial reconstruction endeavors. This type of medical and dental professional has intensive training regarding both fields of study. The causes of issues that require oral and maxillofacial surgery can be injuries, natural conditions, diseases, or simple infections.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a publication put out monthly for the benefit of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. This publication brings the latest breakthroughs in the oral surgery world, along with personal experience regarding techniques that work best and new techniques to try. The overall reason for this publication is the desire to further educate dental and medical professionals in the area of oral and maxillofacial surgery.