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Some General Dentists extract (remove) teeth, but Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained for 4 or more years after dental school to do this and much more complex surgical procedures.
Bone grafting in the mouth is done for a variety of reasons, but overall, to restore the bone back to normal dimensions. It can be as simple as adding powdered bone to an extraction socket (a removed tooth space), or adding bone to a part of the jaw to help hold dental implants or support a denture where there has been bone loss.
An impacted tooth means that it is “stuck” and can not erupt into function in the mouth. Some teenagers and even adults have impacted teeth other than their wisdom teeth. The maxillary canine (upper eye tooth) is the second most common tooth to become impacted.
Occasionally, a dentist may see something that doesn’t appear to be normal and asks for the opinion of an oral surgeon. Many times, there is some idea what it may be and is not thought to be cancerous.