Oral Surgery is one of the 9 specialisations of Dentistry. Its an old term which was used from a long time. The advancement in the surgical practice has increased the spectrum of work which is done in the modern times, hence we get a new name Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This branch deals with simple tooth extraction procedure to treatments including complicated Pan Facial Fracture management.
In the day to day practice most commonly the general population is exposed to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon for removal of wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth is usually seen in the age group of 18 to 25 years, when the tooth starts erupting, it is associated with significant discomfort and pain.
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