Why Choose an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Why should you choose an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

When To See One, What They Do, and Conditions They Treat

If you require an advanced surgical or cosmetic procedure, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, often referred to as oral surgeons, can help you achieve optimal results. They are experts in complex and complicated conditions affecting the mouth, head, face, teeth or jaw through intricate procedures.

The four to six years of hospital-based surgical training and experience oral surgeons receive after dental school exceeds what a dentist typically receives. This allows them to offer a wider variety of treatment options to manage pain and to protect the overall health and well-being of their patients.

The oral surgeon at Chesapeake Dental Specialists uses state-of-the-art equipment and is certified to offer IV sedation and anesthesia to help make your surgical procedure as comfortable as possible. He is also certified in pediatric, cardiac, and trauma advanced life support to render aid if necessary.

Your general dentist, orthodontist, or doctor may recommend you see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a variety of conditions, including signs of disease or other injuries and defects of the head, face, neck, teeth, gum, or jaw. Oral surgeons provide treatment for a full spectrum of oral surgery procedures, especially those requiring reconstructive surgery of the face or jaw.

At Chesapeake Dental Specialists, we offer a comprehensive list of specialty services that are best performed by an oral surgeon. These specialty procedures include dental implants, surgical removal of teeth, complex throat, mouth, and jaw treatments and facial/jaw trauma correction. When you visit our office for any of these oral surgery procedures, you’ll receive the highest level of care as well as maximum comfort and safety.

Whether you found us on your own or referred to us, we are happy to discuss your oral surgery options and answer any questions you may have. Book your appointment below or contact our office today at (757) 378-0906.



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