Tooth extractions are a very common form of oral surgery. A lot of patients have wisdom teeth extracted, or teeth that have decayed or fractured and are beyond repair.
Corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is performed by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon when a patient suffers from temporomandibular join pain (TMJ), an incorrect bite or jaw position and excessive tooth wear caused by clenching or grinding the teeth.
Dental implants are used to to support new or existing dentures as well as to replace missing teeth. The procedure and type of implant used varies from dentist to dentist, but usually patients are able to eat normally again within a week of having the procedure done.