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Chicago Heights Dentist, Dentist in Chicago Heights, IL

Oral Surgery Center

Dr. Lester Beste

19838 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


What Does An Oral Surgeon Do?


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a dental specialty, in much the same way that orthopedic surgery is a specialty of the medical profession. Oral surgeons complete an additional 4-6 years of hospital-based residency training beyond the four years of general dental training. As part of their specialty training, oral surgeons study such areas as anesthesia, head and neck surgery, pathology, trauma and radiology. This training allows them to expertly provide a variety of services related to the teeth, mouth, jaws and face, including:

  • Removal of wisdom and non-restorable teeth
  • Surgical extraction for orthodontics
  • Dental Implants
  • Bone reconstruction of the jaws
  • Corrective jaw surgery (orthoganthic surgery)
  • Jaw and facial bone fracture repair
  • Treating and preventing facial injury
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Oral cancer screening & biopsies of the mouth
  • IV Sedation and anxiety control
  • General Anesthesia