Why Choose an Oral Surgeon
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is a dentist that has gone on, after receiving their dental school degree, to take an additional four-to-six years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training to specialize in the mouth, face, and jaw region. Highly skilled and accomplished, oral surgeons seek to maintain high quality standards by investing in further training and education and implementing the latest techniques and equipment, such as 3D imaging and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to develop digital diagnosis and treatment plans. Elite oral surgeons perform computer-guided implant surgery, using digital scanners, to ensure precise planning and placement of dental implants.
What can oral surgeons do?
Oral surgeons specialize in a wide range of bone and soft tissues surgeries of the face, mouth, and neck, including:
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
- Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Alignment and Surgery
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Dental Bone Grafting
- Facial Trauma – Correcting Facial Lacerations or Fractured Jaws
- TMJ Surgery
- Oral Pathology & Reconstruction
- Facial Cosmetic Surgery
With advanced training in anesthesia, oral surgeons are fully competent in providing comfort and safety to patients with the most complex cases. Using up-to-date sterilization equipment and full digital 3D imaging enable oral surgeons to deliver safe treatment and optimal outcomes.
Board-Certified Oral Surgeons
Choosing a board-certified oral surgeon to perform your oral surgery means you’re selecting a professional who has completed an additional series of rigorous requirements that place them at the highest level of competence. To become a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an oral surgeon presents their surgical expertise to a panel of peers, completes oral and written exams, and continues to maintain certification by engaging in ongoing professional educational requirements.
Why Choose Memorial Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
Memorial Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is the home of five board-certified oral surgery experts. With a focus on comfort and safety, our oral surgeons perform treatments quickly, accurately, and gently. Our expertise includes relevant knowledge and unique training that is regularly maintained through attending educational courses, lectures, and conferences.
From complicated tooth extractions and dental implants to implant supported dentures, our doctors excel in caring for teeth, jaw, and gum issues every day. When it comes to oral screenings, Dr. Shum has devoted extra study and practice to areas of pathology, oral cancer, and reconstruction, and Dr. Huang specializes in orthognathic (jaw) surgery. The superior credentials of our doctors and the specialized equipment and materials specific to oral and maxillofacial surgery that we use enables excellent results. Our surgeons have over 50 years of combined experience making us the ideal practice for your oral surgery care in the Greater Houston area. Call one of our convenient offices to schedule your consultation today.