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Do you know what an oral surgeon does? Or do you just think that they’re the folks who take your wisdom teeth out – and take those hilarious videos after?

If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. That’s the mindset most people have, but the truth is that oral surgeons do so much more than just removing wisdom teeth and giving you drugs that cause some crazy post-surgery antics.

Let’s take a look at what exactly it is an oral surgeon does.

What oral surgeons do
An oral surgeon has a wide array of skills dedicated to helping patients treat, prevent, or repair serious problems. Some of the lesser-known procedures oral surgeons do include removing lesions, performing facial repair, cleft lip/palate repair, facial infections, and even sleep apnea.

There are a ton of different procedures oral surgeons have expertise in that benefit your life in ways that aren’t completely dental-related.

When to see one
Obviously, if you have serious tooth issues you’ll want to see an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth are handled almost exclusively by oral surgeons. If any of the symptoms listed above apply to you, it’s a great idea to go ahead and get in touch with one of our skilled doctors at Redondo Oral Surgery in Redondo Beach, California.

Don’t hesitate in reaching out. Dr. Barry Johnsin, Dr. Trent Westernoff, and Dr. Martin Mardirosian are here to help and can’t wait to make a difference in your life. Call us today at 310-375-0514.