How should I prepare for my oral surgery consultation?

oral surgeon RichmondDo you have an upcoming consultation for jaw surgery, dental implants, or wisdom teeth extractions? Perhaps you have suffered from trauma and require reconstructive facial surgery. Your consultation is a great time to ask questions and voice concerns about your treatment options.

When it comes to preparing for an oral surgery consultation, consider learning more about your treatment options by researching on the web and then compiling a list of questions to bring with you to your appointment. Keeping a list of questions and concerns is the best way to ensure you don’t forget to discuss anything important during your visit.

Our oral surgeons are experts at providing focused oral healthcare procedures that improve oral function, aesthetics, and quality of life.

Why choose an oral surgeon?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is a specialist that performs dental and medical procedures throughout the oral cavity and lower part of the face. After receiving a DDS, an aspiring OMS will apply for an advanced education program for oral surgery.

An OMS will then complete hands-on training in a residency program with a hospital, surgical center, or private practice. Once the additional education and training necessary for becoming an OMS is completed, a surgeon will then take board examinations to earn specialty certification.

Choosing an OMS means that you will receive highly focused care from a surgeon with advanced knowledge of the entire oral health system and all its intricate structures.

What kinds of procedures can an OMS perform?

An OMS can perform an array oral health procedures. Oral surgeons commonly place dental implants, remove wisdom teeth, and correct jawbone alignment. Sometimes an OMS may perform reconstructive procedures for those who have endured trauma or those who have congenital or developmental abnormalities.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons also offer oral pathology services, which help determine the presence of oral cancer and its severity. Without timely treatment, oral cancer can be fatal.

If you have been referred to our practice, call our office to reserve a consultation.

COVID-19 Update

Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery is committed to providing a safe environment for you, as well as all of our other patients and staff. Please view our full COVID-19 update or learn more about our infection control.

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