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At NextGen OMS, clients gain access to an oral surgeon with both dental and medical credentials. We make it easy to find one of the best surgeons in Plano, TX. Whether you come to us as a referral or find this on your own, you will receive the same courteous, professional treatment from our staff.
This article covers oral surgery and the various conditions that may require it. We hope to give you enough information to feel comfortable when you visit our office or call with questions regarding your consultation.
Some of the common questions first time clients ask us include the following:
- Why did my dentist refer me to NextGen OMS?
- What will my first visit be like?
- Is oral surgery painful?
We answer these questions and give you a good idea of what oral surgeons do in the article below.
How You May Come to Us as a Referral
Your general dentist probably handles your oral care the vast majority of the time. However, there are certain conditions that require a specialist, just like with any other area of your body. Your dentist may refer you to Dr. Eftekhari for treatment of these oral conditions. At NextGen OMS, we have developed partnerships with many dentists in the area. So, chances are high that you may end up at our office
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons does a great job explaining what oral surgeons do. The group represents 9,000 maxillofacial surgeons just in the US. You may find it useful in raising your comfort level before you come to your first appointment.
Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns that your research turns up. You can also search various parts of our website to get an idea of our services. We are always happy to talk to clients regarding information about what insurance we take and how to set up an appointment online.
Match Experience to Your Oral Health Needs
Dr. Eftekhari is a board-certified dentist and oral surgeon. He can handle everything from dental implants to complex cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. Choosing a surgeon who can see to all of your head and neck health needs eliminates needless trips to multiple specialists.
We welcome clients who asked questions during an examination or consultation. This gives us a good idea of your concerns and also lets us have a relaxed conversation about your specific condition. Once we know why you came to us, Dr. Eftekhari can see to your medical needs and help you Understand the recommended course of action. As an experienced surgeon, our doctor has learned how to explain complex treatments in simple language
What Oral Surgeons Do
The best way to build trust with your oral surgeon is to learn more about what they do. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon treats patients referred by a primary care or general dentist regarding a diagnosis that involves their teeth, gums or jaw line.
Despite the name, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon handles much more than just issues regarding the mouth. The work needed is more intricate than what most dentists can handle. We offer you a clinical setting with a personal touch provided by Dr. Eftekhari. As with many oral surgeons, he has extensive education and training in both the dental and medical fields.
What Conditions Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
Some of the medical and dental issues handled by maxillofacial surgeon are listed below:
- Removal of damaged or impacted teeth, including customers column bicuspids and molars
- Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
- Reconstructive Surgery following the removal of cancerous tumors in the neck, jaw, face or mouth.
- Mouth ulcers
- Dental implants and bone regeneration
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Infections in the jaw, neck or salivary glands
- Jaw alignment called orthognathic surgery
- Dental implants and regeneration of gum tissue
- Abnormalities in the face, mouth or neck
- Injuries Requiring cosmetic dental treatment
- Defects such as cleft palate
- Removal of tissue and tumors
- Cosmetic dental procedures, including enhancements to your chin and cheekbones
Whether you want to change an oral or facial abnormality for personal or health reasons, we can help. Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can also improve your appearance following the removal of a tumor or other growth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have many skills that relate to the appearance, function and health of the head and neck area. Many of the procedures we perform can help you live a normal life following an injury or illness.
Do You Wonder What the First Visit Is Like?
The first visit to NextGen OMS starts out much like a visit to your doctor or dentist. You will meet with Dr. Eftekhari to discuss what brings you to our clinic. As you get the information down about your general health and oral health history. This helps us diagnose and treat your specific issues.
During the first consultation, you often receive a plan of attack for treating your illness, injury or abnormality. The doctor might make a recommendation for getting braces, or scheduling surgery for an impacted or lost tooth. Typically, you will also receive x-rays so that the doctor can see what’s going on inside your mouth and jaw.
Once you feel comfortable and understand your personalized treatment plan, you become an active and informed participant in your healthcare. This may include changing your oral hygiene at home to facilitate treatment.
Dr. Eftekhari and the team at NextGen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Plano, TX, I am here to help you look and feel better. If you have any questions before your first appointment, call our office and a team member can help put your mind at ease about coming to an oral surgeon.