Oral surgery applies to procedures of a surgical nature, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. Oral surgery requires additional training in techniques to perform procedures with care, helping patients to be able to use their teeth and mouths again.
If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery and extraction to have them safely removed and address the pain that you may be experiencing. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
It is important to always get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth out at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you; not to mention that it is an extremely painful thing to do. Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment in which to perform oral surgery and extraction procedures with the utmost care and your recovery can be fairly quick. In the case of wisdom teeth extractions, you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over the counter painkillers.