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Dr. Wayne Donald Roccia, DMD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

<p>Dr. Wayne Roccia is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Roccia specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Roccia is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Roccia are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants.&nbsp;</p>
19 years Experience
Dr. Wayne Donald Roccia, DMD
  • Cranberry Township, PA
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • Accepting new patients

What is the difference between an oral surgeon and a dentist?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a doctor who has completed dental school and then completed a 4-6 year hospital based surgical residency.

Can oral surgeons perform implant surgery?

Oral surgeons have additional expert training in the placement of dental implants and the associated complications. I would recommend seeing one in your area.

What should I do to prepare for jaw corrective surgery?

Your surgeon and the hospital staff will contact you in regards to the specific pre surgical preparation for your procedure. If you are taking any medications on a regular basis, READ MORE
Your surgeon and the hospital staff will contact you in regards to the specific pre surgical preparation for your procedure. If you are taking any medications on a regular basis, please also double check whether or not you are supposed to take those. For most corrective jaw surgery, you will be under general anesthesia, or completely asleep, so just plan on resting and recovering!

Can I smoke after oral surgery?

Smoking delays the healing process and may cause many adverse effects. The longer that you can wait after oral surgery before smoking, the better.