Choosing the right oral surgeon to remove your child’s wisdom teeth is a big decision. You want to find someone that you and your child can trust and feel comfortable with.
Here’s 5 factors to look at when choosing an oral surgeon:
Online reviews are a great place to start when looking for an oral surgeon to remove your child’s wisdom teeth. With many review sites available, like Google, Yelp, or Facebook, you can see what real patients have to say about them.
Your dentist may already have an oral surgeon that they’re ready to refer you to.
Even if they do, know that you don’t necessarily have to go with that surgeon. If you meet with the oral surgeon you’ve been referred to and don’t feel comfortable with them, you can do your own research and choose someone else.
If you find another surgeon you’re interested in meeting, you can contact their office directly to set up a consultation or ask your dentist for a referral to that office.
Note that while dentists can remove wisdom teeth, oral surgeons perform the procedure every day, multiple times a day. The added experience of working with an oral surgeon can make the recovery process easier for your child.
3. Book a Consultation
We encourage patients to book a consultation to meet with the oral surgeon to determine if it’s a good fit. This will give you a chance to ensure that you find someone that you trust and who listens to your questions and concerns.
If you’re in [city], please call us at [phone] to book a consultation. We have a location that you can visit:
4. Office Environment
When you go into an oral surgeon’s office for a consultation, you can also use this as an opportunity to see what the office and staff are like. The overall atmosphere of a practice is important – if it makes you feel tense or uncomfortable, it may not be the best fit.
5. Questions to Ask
We encourage patients to ask the questions below to any potential oral surgeons they’ve booked a consultation with. This will ensure you get the highest level of care:
- Is the surgeon board certified?
- Is the surgeon seeing the patient for a pre-surgical visit and H & P before the day of surgery?
- Does the patient have 24-hour access to the surgeon for post-operative care?
- Does the surgeon have hospital privileges?
- How often is the surgeon’s staff trained for emergency situations?
Book a Consultation in [city]
To learn more about having your child’s wisdom teeth removed, call us at [phone] to book a consultation. We have three locations, and we’d be happy to see you at any of them.
You can also email us with questions at [email].