Legacy Surgery
2071 Pro Pointe Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

May 10, 2023

How to find an Oral Surgeon?

When it comes to treating common oral health concerns, general dentists are prepared to restore the health and function of your mouth. But what happens when you experience a severe or complicated oral health problem? You may need the expertise of a dental specialist, such as an oral surgeon. Suppose your regular dentist recommends that you see an oral surgeon to address a particular dental problem, such as impacted teeth or facial trauma. In that case, the experienced team at Legacy Surgery is here for you. Here's what you need to know about finding the right oral surgeon before scheduling your consultation with Dr. Kesecker.

What is an oral surgeon?

Oral surgeons are dentists who specialize in surgeries on the mouth, neck, and jaw. General dentists are trained to resolve common oral health concerns, such as cavities, broken teeth, and gum disease. Still, when a person develops a serious dental condition, they may refer the patient to an oral surgeon. Along with improving the health of one's smile, oral surgeons can perform cosmetic and restorative procedures to improve the function and/or appearance of an individual's damaged smile.

Why do you need an oral surgeon?

Most people think of having their wisdom teeth removed when they think of an oral surgeon. While wisdom teeth are among the most common surgeries that they perform, oral surgeons can help resolve an array of serious oral health problems in people of all ages. Some of these include:

How do you find an oral surgeon?

If you have a dental concern that likely requires surgery to resolve, you may wonder how to find an oral surgeon. Most people are referred to oral surgeons after they've been examined by their general dentist. Alternatively, others may receive recommendations from their friends who have also undergone oral surgery. Suppose your dentist recommends that you consult an oral surgeon but don't have someone particular in mind. In that case, you can also find an oral surgeon by researching online or consulting your insurance provider.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Oral Surgeon

Not all oral surgeons are created equally. Before scheduling your oral surgery, it's worth your time and effort to find an oral surgery team you can trust. Doing so is the best way to ensure that your surgery goes smoothly and that you achieve the results you have in mind. When searching for the right oral surgeon to perform your procedure, here are some factors to look for:

  • Credentials: are they a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
  • Experience: how long have they been an oral surgeon, and what are patients saying about their work?
  • Technology: what techniques will they use to perform the procedure you need?
  • Bedside Manner: do you feel comfortable with them?
  • Cost: how much is your procedure, and do they accept your insurance?

Book Your Next Oral Surgeon Appointment at Legacy Surgery

Oral surgery may be the best option to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Suppose you're interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, preventing oral health problems from occurring by having your wisdom teeth removed, or your general dentist has recommended that you consult an oral surgeon for a particular issue. In that case, the trusted team at Legacy Surgery is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kesecker. We look forward to showing you how simple improving the health of your smile can be with the right oral surgeon.

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