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Top Reasons to Turn to an Oral Surgeon Over a General Dentist

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Dallas Oral Surgery Associates
Top Reasons to Turn to an Oral Surgeon Over a General DentistThere isn't a big difference between an oral surgeon and a general dentist. However, there are certain situations that you should prefer the services of an oral surgeon over those of a general dentist. This is because oral surgeons are more experienced and will most likely deliver better results. Here's why.

Why Choose an Oral Surgeon

Also known as a maxillofacial surgeon, an oral surgeon is a dental specialist. It is important to note that all dentists, whether specialists or generalists, spend around seven years in dental school to be a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS ( Doctor of Dental Surgery). Both of these degrees are equivalent, but dentist stops their studies at this point. However, oral surgeons spend an extra 4 to 6 years in training after graduating from dental school. This is mostly done in a hospital-based surgical environment. This is why oral surgeons are better-suit than general dentists to handle many dental situations.

The dental surgeries performed by general dentists occasionally are performed by oral surgeons routinely. This means oral surgeons have better knowledge and experience in dealing with surgical problems than general dentists. In fact, a recent survey done by ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that dental surgery procedures performed by oral surgeons have a higher success rate than those performed by general dentists. This is because they have in-depth surgical training and are exposed to a wide range of complications from performing regular dental surgeries.

However, this doesn't mean that general dentists aren't effective in what they do. It simply means that oral surgeons are more experienced and can do a better job. Therefore, it is a good idea to have your next oral surgery handled by our experienced oral surgeons. The chances of success are almost guaranteed. Contact our offices for more information on why you should choose an oral surgeon.
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