A dentist can perform tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth.
If the teeth are impacted and the surgery is complicated, the dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon.
Most dentists can handle these types of complications, but they may decide to refer you to someone with more specialized training.
Can general dentists perform oral surgery?
A dental surgeon is a regular or general dentist (GP). A GP will typically perform various procedures throughout their day including tooth whitening, veneers, restorative dentistry, crown and bridge work, root canals and some oral surgery, but the oral surgery is never the sole focus of his or her practice.
Is oral surgery covered by medical or dental?
Removal of teeth at risk of infection, periodontal therapies, and subsequent oral rehabilitation reconstruction (i.e., the replacement of teeth) are not covered under medical plans even where these services are medically necessary prior to major surgical procedures such as open heart surgery, organ transplantation,
Who performs oral surgery?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the oral health care provider who performs many types of surgical procedures in and about the entire face, mouth, and jaw area. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat accident victims who suffer facial injuries and offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery.
Can a dentist do a surgical extraction?
Tooth extraction is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. Teeth that are broken, below the surface, or impacted require a more involved procedure.