Why and how you should read this book. The scope of oral surgery. Diagnosis: the process and the result. Control of pain and anxiety: selection of and preparation for anaesthesia or sedation. Extraction of teeth. Removal of unerupted teeth. Surgical endodontics. Spreading infection. Benign cycts. Benign oral lesions. Malignant disease of the oral cavity. Surgical aids to prosthodontics, including osseointegrated implants. Surgical aids to orthodontics and surgery for dentofacial deformity. Maxillofacial trauma. Salivary gland disease. The maxillary antrum. Facial pain and temporomandibular disorders. Surgery of the temporomandibular joint. Surgery for the compromised patient.