Why Choose an Oral Surgeon for your Dental Implants?

Why Choose a Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

When you’ve got an oral surgery looming and there are decisions to make, the choice between having your dentist or an oral surgeon perform your dental implant procedure should be an easy one. We know how overwhelming information overload can be and the confusion that comes from professionals sending mixed messages, so we’ve designed this page that summarizes the reasons why choosing an oral surgeon for your dental implant needs will lead to far superior results.

How important is a specialist for dental implants?

The truth is you can go to almost any dentist in town to have your dental implants placed, and they may even claim to be proficient in oral surgical procedures. But only oral surgeons have undergone rigorous hospital-based, medical, and anesthesia training that ensures optimal and safe outcomes.

Our oral surgeons focus on nothing but oral and maxillofacial surgery every day, making them much more experienced in the field of implantology than your local dental practitioner. Further placing us in a league of our own are the specialized tools we have at hand to conveniently perform procedures that require accuracy and precision.

Comfort is another reason oral surgeons are the best medical professionals to perform your implant surgery. Our doctors are trained and certified to administer anesthesia, having spent several rotations with anesthesiologists in hospital settings for many months at a time. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons deliver comfortable and safe oral surgical care that isn’t typically available at dental practices.

What’s the difference between dental and oral surgical training?

Dentistry is the foundation for oral and maxillofacial surgery. Once oral surgeons complete dental school, they go on to be trained in specialties beyond their dental credentials, attaining expertise in all aspects of mouth surgery and jaw & facial reconstruction. The 4-6-year training period includes anesthesiology, internal medicine, ENT/plastic surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, intensive care, general surgery, and extended study and skill development of the mouth, face, and jaw region. Oral surgical training involves hands-on experience, thorough research, and complete analysis of dental implant surgery, bone grafting, and more.

Why does board certification matter?

Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. That means they’ve completed an additional series of rigorous requirements, from written and oral examinations to a review of their surgical expertise by a panel of peers, proving they have achieved the highest level of competence. Board-certified oral surgeons have the training and accountability that promises optimal safety and next level care.

Our team is devoted to lifelong learning, and each of our implant specialists maintains their certifications by continuing to fulfill ongoing professional education requirements provided through national meetings, seminars, lectures, and special courses.

We are the only Oral Surgery practice in Pike County. By choosing a board-certified oral surgeon to perform your dental implant procedure, you’re selecting the most qualified and highly trained doctor within a specialty, specifically, the mouth, face, and jaw region. This not only ensures the best care possible but also provides peace of mind that you are truly in the hands of an expert.

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