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If your tooth has been bothering you, the first stop is usually a trip to the dentist. After conducting an exam, your dentist may recommend one of a number of specialists. If you have a sore jaw or unbearable pain, you may need surgery. One of the specialists your dentist may refer you to in Frisco, TX, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Eftekhari has treated patients in Central Texas for many years at NextGen OMS. We would love to welcome you to our community of clients and help alleviate whatever is causing your pain and discomfort.
Learn more about what to expect and how to choose the right oral surgeon. Many dentists in the area choose NextGen OMS and we hope you do too.
What to Consider When Choosing an Oral Surgeon
Many of the patients who come to NextGen OMS find us through their dentist. If you are currently looking for an oral surgeon in the area, here are some things that you should consider:
- Consult with your dentist regarding the procedure they recommend. This will help you have a productive consultation with a highly trained surgeon such as Dr. Eftekhari.
- If you would like to talk to someone at our office to narrow down your choices, we are happy to answer your questions.
- Ensure that the staff and surgeon you choose are knowledgeable and provide great customer service. We strive to have an open and friendly discourse with clients and our state of the art office generally leaves a great impression with our clients.
What to Ask Your Dentist
Chances are you know your current dentist pretty well and have gone to them for dental care for some time. In any case, your dental professional has access to your dental history. This makes them a great resource when it comes to knowing what to expect from your visit with an oral surgeon. Your dentist can refer you to a premier surgeon in the area. Dr. Eftekhari is a highly regarded oral maxillofacial surgeon who will take the time to explain each procedure and treatment plan to you.
When your dentist makes a recommendation for an oral surgeon, here are some questions to ask:
- Why has the dentist chosen a particular surgeon?
- What are their specialties and background, and do they meet your diagnosis?
- Does the dentist know the surgeon personally?
At NextGen OMS, we maintain relationships with many area dentists and know them to be top practitioners. However, if you aren’t comfortable with the recommendation from your dental professional, feel free to call our office to discuss our services and the background of our surgeon.
Match Experience to Your Needs
If you are about to undergo oral maxillofacial surgery or reconstructive surgery, it’s important to trust your surgeon. Dr. Eftekhari started out as a dentist before becoming a doctor and completing a residency in oral surgery. This gives him a unique perspective when it comes to performing surgical procedures on the mouth and jaw areas.
You can start by scheduling a consultation to discuss your particular needs and the doctor’s extensive training and experience in oral maxillofacial surgery. By the end of the consultation, we feel confident that you will not only understand your recommended treatment plan, but the confidence and care taken by our entire staff when it comes to treating each patient. We focus on striking a balance between nonsurgical options and necessary surgical procedures. We always recommend the least invasive and most effective treatment plan for your condition.
Contact Your Insurance
Although we strive to keep our online list of insurance providers current, it’s always a good idea to contact your provider directly. By checking your insurance plan prior to making an appointment, you can get a good idea of what your dental insurance covers. This can also save you some time when it comes to narrowing down your choice of an oral surgeon.
If you don’t have insurance, call our office to see what financing options are available to you.
What to Expect if You Need Oral Surgery
Most oral surgery takes place at our office in Frisco, TX. In most cases, you will be able to return home directly after the procedure. We will explain how the procedure works, how to prepare for the surgery, and what to do to facilitate healing once you return home.
Dr. Eftekhari’s Credentials
It’s always a good idea to double-check on the credentials of your oral surgeon. Dr. Eftekhari received his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his MD at Oregon Health and Science University. You can find more details on his background and training in the About Us section.
In general, oral surgeons receive at least five years of training including nine months of surgical training specific to this specialty. Dr. Eftekhari Has been published several times in the field and has also taught other doctors hoping to specialize in oral surgery.
Chances are, you don’t typically deal with a visit to the oral surgeon or have extensive surgery on your mouth. However, it is an important part of your oral health to take care of issues as soon as they arise. We will do everything we can to make you comfortable and to achieve the best results for your long-term health.
Contact NextGen OMS today to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Eftekhari. We will be with you every step of the way from the 1st visit to the completion of your treatment plan. Whenever you have questions, pick up the phone and give us a call. One of the biggest parts of our jobs is making sure that you feel comfortable with your care.