A complete surgical manual, Oral Surgery for the General Dentist focuses on common everyday procedures -- including tooth extraction, root canal, and the treatment of cysts, abscesses and tumors -- that you can perform in your office using local anesthesia. The book leads step-by-step through each operation from start to finish, and draws on hundreds of cases to address the many surgical variations encountered in daily practice. Oral Surgery for the General Dentist features more than 1600 radiographs, schematic drawings, and full-color operative photographs, and provides the visual instruction needed to perform safe and effective office-based surgery. It also includes detailed information on examination methods, complications, and postoperative treatment, updates on laser surgery, and offers a unique rating system that ranks each procedure according to level of difficulty. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and filled with high-quality illustrations, Oral Surgery for the General Dentist is a must for both newcomers to the field and for experienced dentists who wish to sharpen their skills and expand their range of office-based procedures.