Referred to a DFW Oral Surgeon
If your dentist has recently suggested you need the expertise of a DFW oral surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area…
There’s probably a number of good reasons behind your dentist’s recommendation
While some dentists will tackle a simple extraction, for example, the recommending dentist is obviously concerned enough about your situation to refer you to a specialist. Those concerns could be related to anything from the skills of the dentist, the availability of the latest technology, right through to knowing a particular specialist who’s perfect for your situation. A dentist is much like a general doctor. When more serious issues arise, their decision to suggest or refer you to a specialist is a decision made in your best interest.
Should I just follow the referral of the dentist to that Dallas-Fort Worth oral surgeon
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get yourself informed either. As is the case across the nation, many people across the Dallas-Fort Worth area don’t have a dentist they could really call their own. Even if you have a regular dentist you call your own, being told you need the expertise of a DFW oral surgeon is daunting enough But when that’s not the case, you’re probably a little more anxious.
First, let’s take a look at what we do as oral surgeons in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. DFW Oral Surgeons are actually some of the best in the United States.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine specialty areas in dentistry as recognized by the American Dental Association. Commonly known as oral surgery, our specialty focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the function and esthetics of the face, teeth, mouth and maxillofacial (jaw) areas of the body.
What conditions do we treat?
It’s common for each DFW oral surgeon to have their own speciality, and a reputation for their specific interest and excellence. That being said, all certified oral surgeons are specialists and their skills include:
- Manage diseases of the teeth and the supporting hard and soft tissues.
- Remove diseased and impacted teeth.
- Treat head and neck trauma.
- Treat injuries to the face, jaw, mouth and teeth.
- Diagnose and treat head and facial pain.
- Perform corrective/reconstructive surgery to improve function and appearance.
- Place dental implants.
Dallas-Fort Worth patients seeking teeth extraction procedures
In our Dallas-Fort Worth area, the majority of referrals we receive are related to the extraction of infected or impacted teeth. While a general dentist may be able to pull out a bad tooth, the resulting complications of missing teeth are just not that simple to deal with. Without teeth, jawbone deteriorates and the issue of dental implants arises. You may have facial pain that your dentist cannot confidently diagnose and treat, for example.
Understanding the implications and responsibilities of referrals
If a dentist has mentioned you require the services of a specialist oral surgeon, it’s highly likely the dentist has an oral surgeon or surgeons in mind and it’s more than normal practice to offer you a referral to whom her or she is the best suited DFW oral surgeon for your situation and your condition.
Dr. Stewart is a leading DFW oral surgeon but that does not mean he necessarily take on your procedure. That again, could be for a number of reasons. However, our conscientious team at JMS Oral Surgery serving the Dallas Fort Worth area is more than happy to give you advice, and point you in the right direction. He is all about bringing back beautiful smiles and changing lives.
Please take the time to learn about JMS Oral Surgery in Dallas and the reputation of Dr. Stewart, and see what we offer, including insurance participation and finance to keeping you comfortable during your procedure by reading our FAQs.
If you need help or advice, don’t hesitate to give Dr. Stewart a call on 214.269.1244 today.