Oral Surgery Index

Featured: Oral Surgery Main Article

Oral surgery is a procedure that may be used to remove wisdom teeth, insert dental implants, correct and repair jaw deformities, treat TMJ, cleft lip, cleft palate, snoring, and sleep apnea. It may also be used to biopsy abnormal tissue for lab testing.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Dry Socket A dry socket is a potential complication that can occur when a blood clot in the gums becomes dislodged after a tooth extraction....learn more »
    • Abscessed Tooth An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pain,...learn more »
    • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder that causes symptoms like pain, clicking, and popping of the jaw. TMJ is...learn more »
    • Snoring Snoring, like all other sounds, is caused by vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. While we are asleep,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Snoring Article
      • Snoring facts
      • What is snoring?
      • How common is snoring?
      • What causes snoring?
      • The function of the nose in normal breathing
      • How do medications and alcohol affect snoring?
      • Why is snoring a problem?
      • What is the clinical importance of snoring?
      • What are different levels of snoring?
      • How should someone with snoring be evaluated?
      • How is it determined if snoring is a medical problem?
      • What are some objective tests to measure sleepiness?
      • What are the treatments for snoring?
      • What are some non-surgical treatments for snoring?
      • What are the surgical options for snoring?
      • What is the success of surgery for snoring?
    • Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that people get in their late teens or early twenties. Impacted wisdom teeth that only...learn more »
      In This Article
      Wisdom Teeth Article
      • What are wisdom teeth?
      • How do I know if I have wisdom teeth?
      • Do all wisdom teeth need to be extracted?
      • What are signs and symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth?
      • What if the wisdom teeth hurt and they cannot be extracted right away?
      • Are home remedies effective for treating wisdom tooth pain?
      • How is wisdom tooth extraction performed?
      • What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth extraction?
      • What can I eat after getting my wisdom teeth out?
      • What are the potential risks and complications of wisdom teeth extraction?
      • How much does wisdom tooth removal cost?
    • Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis....learn more »
      In This Article
      Toothache Article
      • What is a toothache?
      • What causes a toothache?
      • What are toothache symptoms and signs?
      • How is a toothache diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a toothache?
      • Are home remedies effective for a toothache?
      • How is a toothache treated during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a toothache?
      • Is it possible to prevent a toothache?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References


Terms related to Oral Surgery:

  • Dental Surgery