Oral surgery (FOPH)

Dentists detect and treat diseases of and injuries to the teeth, mouth and jaws. Oral surgery includes surgery to replace some or all of the teeth, remove wisdom teeth, correct tooth alignment or carry out aesthetic procedures following accidents. Most surgery is performed as an outpatient under local anaesthetic. Dentists usually work closely with specialists in dental technology (dentures, implants and crowns) and oral and maxillofacial surgery (especially after injuries).