Getting dental implants is an exciting prospect. For many patients, these implants mean the beginning of a new lease on oral health. They can experience confidence when speaking, biting, chewing, and smiling. Since dental implant systems are permanent, there is no need to worry about adhesives, cleaners, or other care products associated with traditional dentures. At Oral and Facial Surgeons of Arizona, we want the experience of getting implants to be as comfortable as possible. When it comes to choosing an oral surgeon, there are a few important factors to keep in mind.
How to Find the Right Oral Surgeon for You
Every provider should have information on the oral surgeons working in that practice. If you cannot find any information about the surgeons, you might want to look elsewhere. Once you find the professional biographies of the oral surgeons working at the practices you are considering, look for these points of information in particular:
- Educational Background – What did the surgeon study? When did they graduate? Are there any academic honors mentioned?
- Professional Background – How long has the surgeon been practicing? What oral surgeries are their specialties?
- Certification and Industry Recognition – Is the surgeon board-certified? Have they been published in academic journals or otherwise contributed to their field?
- Other Helpful Facts – Has the surgeon developed new techniques or innovative tools? Who is their practice partner? Is patient care a priority?
Are You Looking for the Right Surgeon?
Oral surgeons are highly skilled in many specialized aspects of oral, dental, and maxillofacial health. Generally speaking, oral surgeons can evaluate pathologic conditions, remove impacted or damaged teeth, administer anesthesia, treat facial trauma, place dental implants, perform restorative surgery, and perform corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). That said, many surgeons choose to specialize in certain aspects of their field. If you were interested in having dental implants placed, you should certainly speak with an oral surgeon who specializes in the All-on-4® procedure, also known as the “teeth in a day” procedure. Looking for the right service provider is important.
How We Can Help
Our team is comprised of oral surgeons and health care professionals who focus on providing a spectrum of valuable services to our many patients. We specialize in placing dental implants and in conducting several other surgical procedures. Patients considering which oral surgeon to choose are encouraged to take a close look at the professional biographies of our surgeons; we are confident you will be impressed with their credentials and experience.