There are many different kinds of doctors and surgeons, each with their own specialty. When it comes to oral surgery, there are two main types: dental surgeons and oral surgeons. Dental surgeons, also known as your dentist, deal primarily with issues inside the mouth, such as tooth decay or gum disease. They can perform simple procedures like removing wisdom teeth or performing fillings. An oral surgeon works on areas outside your simple mouth structure—they might operate on your jaw to fix misalignment or repair damage from an accident.

Dentistry is a general term used to describe the treatment of teeth, gums and mouth.

Dentistry is a general term used to describe the treatment of teeth, gums and mouth. Dentists can have many specialties such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics (better known as braces), prosthodontics (dentures) etc.

Maxillofacial surgeons are specialists who focus on head and neck surgeries including facial trauma reconstruction, TMJ disorders and facial cosmetic procedures.

Oral surgery is specifically defined by The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck.

Oral surgeons are specifically trained to work with the mouth, teeth and jaws. They are trained to treat patients with problems of all types including both cosmetic and functional, as well as hard and soft tissue issues. This means that oral surgeon training requires a strong foundation in dentistry as well as surgical procedures on the area of ​​the mouth, face and neck.

Oral surgeons are also able to perform some dental procedures such as tooth extraction, dental implants because they have received extensive training in those areas during their residency programs.

Dental surgery is a procedure performed on or around your teeth.

Dental surgery is a procedure performed on or around your teeth. It can include complex procedures such as dental implants or wisdom teeth removal. A dentist will treat patients dealing with issues such as tooth decay or gum disease, but oral surgeons will use their expertise to perform more complicated surgeries like oral cancer treatment or jaw reconstruction after facial trauma.

A maxillofacial surgeon is a type of dentist who specializes in oral, maxillofacial and plastic surgery. They are able to perform complex procedures such as dental implants and complex wisdom teeth removal.

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth by fusing a titanium post into your jawbone and attaching an artificial tooth or bridge on top of it. Wisdom teeth removal is also a common procedure as they may become impacted resulting in pain and damage the surrounding teeth if not removed before they erupt at around age 15-25 years old. This can be done through surgery under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Both procedures require specialized training from physicians with additional residency degrees after their dental training has been completed (doctoral degree). 

Both procedures are invasive but wisdom tooth extraction only requires one incision whereas dental implant surgery requires multiple incisions for proper alignment of the new restoration within the bone structure of your jaw. Dental implant surgery is more expensive than wisdom tooth removal because it involves more extensive preparation of your mouth prior to placement of an artificial crown that will remain permanently within your mouth which means there will always be some scarring even if healed properly; however despite this concern most patients find comfort knowing their smile looks better than ever!