Oral and maxillofacial surgeons emphasize treating problems related to the face, mouth, and jaws' hard and soft tissues. A patient may be referred to one of these specialist dentists by your general dentist for an intricate tooth extraction or may send you for an examination if they are uncertain about a problem with your jaws' alignment. It isn't essential to have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon perform every oral surgery; many dentists can even conduct standard procedures such as tooth extractions. However, some invasive procedures may need the intervention of specialists. Most patients don't realize is that dental surgery is prevalent and includes procedures that treat conditions that many people have and suffer. Dental surgery is primarily an outpatient procedure, and patients can generally resume their routine within a few days.