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Oral surgery isn’t limited to just wisdom teeth removal. In fact, the wide variety of procedures performed by oral surgeons will likely surprise you. They’re highly-trained individuals with an array of skills that’s on par with most general surgeons.

A lot of people aren’t educated about oral surgery, or what it entails. To help alleviate that, we want to get you started on a path to learning more about oral surgery.

What oral surgeons do
An oral surgeon has a wide array of skills dedicated to helping patients treat, prevent, or repair serious problems. Some of the lesser-known procedures oral surgeons do include removing lesions, performing facial repair, cleft lip/palate repair, facial infections, and even sleep apnea.

There are a ton of different procedures oral surgeons have expertise in that benefit your life in ways that aren’t completely dental-related.

When to see one
Obviously, if you have serious tooth issues you’ll want to see an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are handled almost exclusively by oral surgeons. If any of the symptoms listed above apply to you, it’s a great idea to go ahead and get in touch with Dr. Jose Lopez at JF Lopez DDS, MD, RPh, PA in Houston, Texas.

Don’t hesitate in reaching out. We’re here to help and can’t wait to make a difference in your life. Call us today at 713-481-5690.