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When you think about it, there are quite a few doctors that you can visit to care for your mouth. In fact, the American Dental Association has declared that there are nine official branches of dentistry, which means you can see nine different specialists.

One of the branches of dentistry is oral and maxillofacial surgery. An oral surgeon attends four years of dental school after completing his or her undergraduate degree. After dental school, there is another three to four years of specialized training, which enables him or her to perform various complex procedures.

So, you know that an oral surgeon has the training and experience you can trust, but what exactly does an oral surgeon do? What types of procedures can an oral surgeon perform to improve your oral health? In short, oral surgeons can perform just about any type of surgery that involves the mouth, head, neck and jaw. These procedures include:

-Wisdom teeth removal
-Tooth extractions
-Dental implant placement
-Oral cancer biopsies and treatments
-Bone grafting

Oral surgeons are also trained to safely administer IV sedation so you can remain comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. If you require extensive or specialized treatment to correct or restore your oral health, our team at Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C. encourages you to visit with our oral surgeons, Drs. Ercole and Geunes. With their expertise, you can rest assured that you are getting the best care possible for your oral and overall health.

To get in contact with our oral surgeon in North Providence, Rhode Island, we invite you to contact us today at 401-353-1515.