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What Is An Oral Surgeon?

Oral surgery is a dental specialty. An oral surgeon specializes in performing surgery on the teeth and gums. In addition to dental surgery, they also conduct surgery on the head, neck, face, and jaws. They have dedicated their careers to alleviating dental pain, repairing facial trauma, and removing or saving damaged teeth. Oral surgeons are highly qualified professionals. They are required to obtain a 4-year graduate dental degree and complete an additional four-six year surgical residency before practicing independently. You can count on them to be well trained and ready to address any surgical needs you may have. Sometimes, an oral surgeon works in a hospital setting. However, most work in comfortable outpatient office environments. Additionally, they are experts in local and general anesthesiology. Between the outpatient setting and the carefully administered anesthesia, oral surgery can be a surprising comfortable procedure – much less painful than going without treatment.

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We care about our patients and enjoy helping them attain their ideal smiles. We create amazing smiles by developing individualized treatment plans, using state-of-the-art technology and the best current treatments.

Implants

Dental implants are strong non-removable prosthetic replacement tooth ...

All-On-4

All-On-Four Procedure is a dental implant procedure that provides patients ...

Extractions

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Wisdom Teeth

The last teeth to come in, wisdom teeth are the third and last molars on both ...

About Let's Smile Dental

Let's Smile Dental is an education-based, prevention-focused practice that provides a unique pediatric and orthodontic dental experience. We combine the right mix of personal care, technology, and continuing education to provide an unmatched dental experience.

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Our team is determined to ensure that we give you a fresh, well-proportioned, perfectly aligned, white-toothed smile.

What Treatments Can An Oral Surgeon Provide?

Oral surgeons treat a wide variety of conditions. One of the most common procedures they conduct is wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth come in later in life than our other teeth, and often must be removed to prevent long-term oral health concerns. If a tooth becomes severely damaged, it may need to be removed. An oral surgeon will conduct a careful extraction. Often, a dental implant is put into its place to allow for effective chewing and to prevent eruption of adjacent and occluding teeth into it’s place. Oral surgeons also play a role in diagnosing and treating cancers of the mouth. Additionally, they perform cosmetic procedures to correct birth defects or reduce scarring after an injury to the face. These procedures often require pre-post-op-instructions. Your oral surgeon will consult with you to help you understand what to do before coming for your appointment, as well as how to take care of yourself after you go home.

When Should I See An Oral Surgeon?

If you have tooth pain or other oral hygiene concerns, you’ll want to know who to call – fast. Common issues that require an oral surgeon include tooth extraction, dental reconstruction, and dental implants. In many cases, the first step is to make an appointment with your general dentist. If your dentist thinks you might need oral surgery, they will refer you to a surgeon for assessment and potential treatment. If you have an immediate need, call an emergency dentist. Like the emergency room, an emergency dentist is trained to stabilize your injury quickly. Sometimes, after the condition is stabilized, they will refer you to an oral surgeon for follow-up treatment.

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My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
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