Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the surgical specialty that includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatments of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, defects and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, face, head and neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are trained to treat patients who experience difficulties with wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They often treat accident victims suffering facial injuries requiring dental implant surgery. Also they can care for patients with tumors, cysts, and abnormalities of the jaws/ face and functional and aesthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas.
The scope of this specialty is extensive and concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (face and neck) regions.