Oral Surgeon vs Dentist



What's the Difference Between
Oral Surgery & General Dentistry?

Oral Surgery

Oral surgeons require a 4-6 year residency

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive specialized training to treat a variety of conditions affecting the face, mouth, and jaw

Dentists refer patients to oral surgeons for more complex surgeries and procedures involving the mouth, jaw, or even the face.

Patients are typically referred to an oral surgeon when a problem is beyond the scope of a general dentist’s expertise


Oral Surgery Services Include:

➤ Performing impacted teeth extraction, such as wisdom teeth

➤ Performing complex tooth extractions involving bone or nerve proximity

➤ Placing and aligning dental implants

➤ Removing oral tumors and cysts

➤ Removing soft tissue

➤ Performing reconstructive surgery on accident victims

➤ Administering more advanced levels of anesthesia



General Dentistry 

Solace Oral Surgery does not offer general services

General dentists do not require a 4-6 year residency

General dentists serve as primary care providers for dental medicine

Although a general dentist may perform simple tooth extractions, more complex surgeries may be outside of the scope of a general dentist’s competence


General Dentistry Services Include:


➤ Performing routine check-ups on patients every six months

➤ Diagnosing and treating issues with the gums and mouth

➤ Dental restoration including – fillings, sealants, crowns, bridges, and root canals

➤ Using X-rays to diagnose teeth

➤ Performing simple tooth extractions

➤ Developing a patient’s treatment plan

➤ Educating patients on preventive dental care





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