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Oral Surgeons – Who They Are and How to Find One

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If you develop a problem with a tooth that falls outside of your general dentist’s scope, you may be referred to an oral surgeon. The dental surgeon receives special training to perform advanced surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions and dental implant placements. Oral surgeons also specialize in restorative surgeries and cosmetic procedures. In addition, they can diagnose and treat oral cancer and injuries such as knocked-out teeth and fractured jaws. Four years of surgical residency in a hospital plus four years of dental school is required to become an oral surgeon.

Do Oral Surgeons Use General Anesthesia?

If you need oral surgery or extensive dental work, general anesthesia may be required for pain control. Oral surgeons are trained to administer all types of anesthesia, so they can make your experience as comfortable as possible. General anesthesia is usually reserved for extensive work that involves incisions into soft tissues. Local anesthetics such as lidocaine are adequate for smaller repairs. If you receive general anesthesia, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.

How Can I Find a Qualified Oral Surgeon?

It’s usually not difficult to find a qualified oral surgeon. In many cases, your family dentist can recommend someone who is located nearby and accepts your dental plan. Before committing to an appointment, be sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and his or her credentials. It is also advisable to discuss potential costs with your insurance provider before undergoing extensive dental procedures. If you don’t have a family dentist in Center City Philadelphia, check your local listings for available providers. In a crisis, go to your local hospital emergency room for care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Center City.

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