Oral surgery is both a medical and a dental speciality. It is performed by a doctor or dentist with a diploma of specialized studies in oral surgery (DESCO), which was established in 2011. It is used when there is a serious dental infection, infectious cellulitis, or while performing numerous oral avulsions. This discipline has been updated.
A Dentist’s Opinion
Your normal dentist cannot do oral surgery. When a dental surgeon completes four years of education to acquire the DESCO and subsequently decides to work as an oral surgeon, he or she is no longer able to provide regular dental treatment concurrently (Dental Implants, Bridges, treating cavities, scaling, etc.).
Thus, if your situation necessitates a bone transplant or if you have a cyst, a benign tumor in the jaw, or serious pathology of the maxillae, salivary glands, or temporomandibular joints, your regular dentist will almost certainly refer you to another practitioner.
Getting ready for surgery
In most situations, your dentist, orthodontist, or doctor (general practitioner or specialty) will recommend you to the oral surgeon by writing a letter on your behalf. In this manner, he will explain in writing why he believes a consultation is necessary.
The oral surgeon will examine you first before determining whether or not to arrange medical and radiological tests. If he or she believes it will be beneficial in the case of a suspicious lesion, he or she may choose to do a biopsy. These precautions are designed to ensure his diagnosis.
The surgical operation will then be done under local or general anesthesia in a subsequent phase. When the patient’s health allows it and the surgical treatment is not too intrusive, local anesthetic may be used.