oral surgery


noun

the branch of dentistry or of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment or repair of various conditions of the mouth or jaws.
surgical treatment of any problematic or pathological condition of the mouth or jaws.

Related forms

oral surgeon, noun
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Medicine definitions for oral surgery

oral surgery


n.

The branch of dentistry concerned with the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities of the oral and maxillofacial region.
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