Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and management of conditions of the face, jaws, mouth, and teeth. They have a wide range of expertise including the treatment and management of facial injuries, facial deformities, oral deformities, temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ or TMD), cysts, tumours, and infections.
They perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery on the mouth, jaws, and head, as well as remove wisdom teeth and place dental implants. They have advanced training in administering sedation and general anaesthesia and are the only dental specialists to have hospital admitting privileges in the province of British Columbia.
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