Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

When Do You Need the Expertise of an Oral Surgeon?

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Oral surgeons are dentists who receive special training to handle advanced procedures that include dental implants, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, wisdom teeth extractions, and other restorative and cosmetic procedures. In addition to dentistry, the oral surgeon also treats oral cancers, facial injuries, broken jaws, and knocked-out teeth. The specialized training requires four years of dental school and an additional four years of surgical residency at a hospital. When a problem is outside of your family dentist’s scope, you may receive a referral to see an oral surgeon.

Oral Surgeons and Dental Anesthesia

Oral surgeries and extensive dental procedures often require general anesthesia to prevent pain. Oral surgeons are trained to administer all types of anesthesia, so they can make your experience as comfortable as possible. General anesthesia is usually reserved for extensive work that involves incisions into soft tissues. Local anesthetics such as lidocaine are adequate for smaller repairs. If you receive general anesthesia, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.

Finding Dental Surgeons

Finding an oral surgeon is usually not a difficult process. In many cases, your family dentist can recommend someone who is located nearby and accepts your dental plan. Before committing to an appointment, be sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and his or her credentials. It is also advisable to discuss potential costs with your insurance provider before undergoing extensive dental procedures. If you don’t have a family dentist, check your local listings for available providers. In a crisis, go to your local hospital emergency room for care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Blue Bell, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Blue Bell.

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Fern is always so friendly & easy to talk to – even in the middle of a teeth cleaning. The dentist gives great advice & is extremely polite. I’ll pay for the more expensive dental plan […]
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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