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Types of Specialties for Oral Surgeons

Posted on 5/13/2018 by Dr McMurray
Oral Maxillofacial South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery CA 95123-1220There are a few types of specialties of oral surgeons to be aware of when it comes to getting specialized oral care for your mouth. When you have an issue that has to be addressed, you would go to one of these list oral surgeons to have it taken care of. Since they all specialize in different areas, the one you see depends on the issue you're having.

Oral Maxillofacial

These dental surgeons perform extreme surgeries and difficult ones that need someone trained in many areas of oral surgery to correct. They do extensive surgeries that other surgeons may not be able to perform, while also being recommended to those that need facial reconstruction or even an imbedded tooth extraction.


This specialist works on the pulp and other tissues inside the tooth. They specialize in root canals and other procedures in the deeper areas of the tooth.


Periodontists treat problems of the teeth and surrounding tissues. If you're suffering from periodontal disease, then this is who you would see for help and treatment options.


Sleep apnea, TMJ and those that are missing teeth would benefit from seeing this specialist. They also specialize in providing bonding, implants and other pieces of teeth that make a difference on the person's smile.


People with jaw disorders and facial abnormalities that need to be adjusted would see this specialist to have these types of problems fixed.

If you are not sure which type of an oral surgeon you need or whether or not you even need one, contact our office today. We will schedule a consultation appointment for you to come in and speak with us.

We will do an initial examination of your mouth and determine the next course of action from that point. As always, we will answer any questions that you may have.
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