Why Would A Dentist Refer You To An Oral Surgeon?

Can I go straight to an oral surgeon?

While we accept referrals from your family dentist, you can come straight to us for your oral surgery needs.

If you’ve been referred to our office by your dentist, want to make a direct appointment, or you have questions about any oral surgery needs, please feel free to call us at 717.551..

Can you see an oral surgeon without a referral?

In some cases, your insurance won’t cover a procedure unless you can prove it’s medically necessary, so a referral from your doctor or dentist is necessary. Every policy is different, and whether you need to use medical or dental insurance will also dictate the need for a referral.

Do I need an oral surgeon to remove a tooth?

Men and women who need their cracked or fractured teeth removed will require an oral surgeon, as the procedure is more intense and requires the use of oral anesthesia. If you have dental anxiety, you will need the help of an oral surgeon.

Is an oral surgeon an MD?

It’s a surgery that treats disease and injuries of the areas around your mouth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must complete extra training and education beyond what is normal for a dentist. Some get a medical degree (an MD) along with their oral surgery diplomas.

Do oral surgeons fill cavities?

An oral surgeon specializes in dental surgery. These specialists are not typically filling cavities or performing cleanings. Rather, an oral surgeon can perform specialized and more medical like procedures that dentists may consider necessary for a patient.

How long does oral surgery take?

Since the area is hard to reach and at least one tooth is usually impacted, the process takes longer than a regular tooth extraction. Generally, this surgery takes between 45 and 90 minutes.

What is the average cost of oral surgery?

A simple extraction at a dental office can run between $100-500. For children, the average cost of tooth extraction is $75-450. If the tooth has to be surgically extracted, it costs a little more. For adults, this runs between $175-750.

What procedures do oral surgeons do?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgeries of the mouth, jaws, and face, including dental implant surgery, bone grafting, wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), maxillofacial trauma, TMJ surgery, pathology & reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.

What is the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon?

General dentists serve as primary care providers for dental medicine. … Patients are typically referred to an oral surgeon when a problem is beyond the scope of a general dentist’s expertise. Oral surgeons perform simple and complex tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth extraction.

What is the title for an oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon (known formally as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon) is a dental specialist. All dentists, whether they are generalists or specialists, spend upwards of seven or eight years in college and dental college earning a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine).

Should I see a dentist or oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon is needed when your dental emergency requires the tooth to be extracted, or a restructuring of your bone and gum tissue. Oral surgeons have an extensive training in a particular field, and as a patient, you are typically referred to an oral surgeon by your dentist.

How does an oral surgeon remove a broken tooth?

Tooth Removal Procedures A tooth that can be seen in the mouth is extracted. First, the tooth is loosened with an instrument called an elevator. The dentist then uses forceps to remove the tooth. Tooth extraction begins with a shot of anaesthetic for the tooth, gum and bone tissue surrounding it.

Do oral surgeons put you to sleep?

General anesthesia is the only true sleep dentistry option. Under general anesthesia, patients remain completely unconscious throughout the treatment process. This ensures total comfort and relaxation, during even the most advanced oral surgery.