What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

AAAHC-logoOral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, sometimes referred to as Oral Surgeons, Oral and Facial Surgeons or Facial and Oral Surgeons, are the surgical specialists of the dental profession.  These titles indicate that your surgeon is a Specialist.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is defined as the “specialty of dentistry which involves the diagnosis, surgery and adjunctive treatment of disease and defect involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.”  A specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital based surgical, anesthesia, and medical training following the completion of a doctoral degree in dentistry (D.D.S or D.M.D).

Visit The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) for additional information.

Texas Oral Surgery Specialists (TXOSS)

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists are both licensed physicians (M.D.) and dentists (D.D.S.) in the state of Texas.  Dr. Tye practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, the full spectrum of dental implant reconstruction and I.V. Sedation.  Because of their advanced surgical training, they also manage facial trauma, temporomandibular joint surgery (TMJ), orthognathic (jaw) surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, maxillofacial pathology, and facial reconstruction.


Texas Oral Surgery Specialists has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Accreditation Association. Full accreditation by the AAAHC distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by ensuring that our office based surgical center adheres to the highest, most up-to-date, standards in modern outpatient surgery.

Visit AAAHC Accredited Office Based Surgical Center for more information.

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