Unique among healthcare providers, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained in the administration of anesthesia in addition to their surgical and dental training.
The education of an oral surgeon includes a four- to six-year residency in which they learn to effectively evaluate patients for anesthesia, deliver the anesthetic, and monitor post-anesthetic patients. They also pursue regular continuing education to stay updated on current technology and best practices. As a result, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are able to provide a safe and comfortable experience for their patients.
For more information, visit aaoms.org or find an oral surgeon in your area. You can also learn more about other common treatments and procedures that oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform, including: