What is oral surgery?
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at OHSU provides surgery services related to the teeth and jaw. Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) is a specialty of medicine and dentistry dedicated to the treatment of diseases and conditions of the teeth (extraction, implants, third molars management, infections) and jaws (trauma, tumors, birth defects and deformities, reconstruction). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are licensed to administer office-based anesthesia, including local anesthesia, conscious sedation, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia, providing a range of options for the comfort and safety of our patients.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at OHSU offers:
- Management and removal of third molars (wisdom teeth)
- Orthognathic surgery
- Dental implants
- Cancers and lesions of the face and jaw
- Repair of congenital defects and developmental anomalies of the face
- Facial reconstruction
- Temporomandibular joint and pain control