Frequently asked Questions

Southern Georgia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 


Oral Surgeon in Hinesville, Waycross, and Douglas, Georgia 

A)  What is an oral surgeon ?

      An oral surgeon is a dentist or dental surgeon trained for a period of 4 to 6 years in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.  The training involves exposure to anesthesia administration, dental surgical procedures, familiarity and management of medical conditions and correction of craniofacial deformities.  The oral surgeon is typically trained to identify and treat adult and pediatric dental surgical issues.  Dr. Myers with Southern Georgia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a full scope praciticing oral surgeon.   Dr. Myers is trained to perform all oral-facial procedures in the field of oral surgery.  Oral surgery in our facitilty is conducted and administered to the higheast standards required by AAOMS. 


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B)  What procedures are considered oral surgery?

       Oral surgery is a facet of dentistry that is specialized for the treatment of oral and facial conditions.  Oral surgery is a form of dental surgery that involes treating TMJ, removal of wisdom teeth(third molars), tooth extractions, dental implant placement, bone grafting, diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology, managing facial trauma, exposure of impacted canines, and administration of sedation.   Dr. Myers is specially trained in all fields and facets of oral surgery.  In addition, Dr. Myers specializes in the field of pediatric dental surgery and anesthesia.


Hinesville, Waycross, and Douglas, Georgia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

C)  What does maxillofacial mean?

         Maxillofacial surgery means the treatment of diseases and conditions, craniofacial anomalies, facial deformities, facial trauma and any aspect related to the head-neck region.