Most people think of a hospital setting when they hear the words ‘Oral Surgery’ but in dentistry, Oral Surgery refers to many common procedures that are performed in a general dental office setting.
The most common form of oral surgery is tooth extraction.
Reasons for tooth extraction can range from:
- Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Teeth beyond repair either from tooth decay, root fracture, or trauma
- Primary teeth that have failed to fall out, preventing the eruption of permanent teeth