WHAT IS AN ORAL SURGEON?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (often shortened to ‘oral surgeon’) is the surgical specialist of the dental profession. This requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduating from dental or medical school. Their thorough understanding of both aesthetics and function of the facial structure uniquely qualified oral surgeons to diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.
As board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Brockett and Patel manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Drs. Brockett and Patel practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our office can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.