In terms of the type of procedures done, the impression I get is that Oral surgeons deal with things like complex wisdom tooth removal, bone grafts, TMJD, implants and minor facial trauma - whilst Maxillofacial surgeons deal with far more serious craniofacial abnormalities, injuries, corrective jaw surgery, head and neck cancer etc.
Is this accurate? I've always been a little confused by what treatments an Oral surgeon is qualified to do and where a Maxillofacial surgeon would be required.
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- Thread Starter
- 16-05-2013 16:24
- 16-05-2013 17:59
The distinction isn't absolute, but what you've said is pretty much it.