An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon must undergo rigorous didactics and surgical training to be able to care for patients. Dr. Eftekhari has exceeded these requirements by completing both Dental and Medical Degrees and in addition to his extensive surgical training, he also has completed an Advanced Fellowship training in Facial, Oral, Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction.
Dr. Eftekhari is an expert in full scope of Facial & Oral Surgery including simple and complex dental implants and full mouth/dental reconstructions and teeth in one day. He also is an expert in dental and wisdom teeth extraction and in-office anesthesia and IV sedation. He treats both adults and pediatric patients. Dr. Eftekhari is also active in taking care of facial and neck trauma patients and advanced reconstructive surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Head & Neck Society. He also is a Board Reviewer for the state of Texas.
Here are the details on what Oral and Maxillofacial surgery entails, plus which services Dr. Eftekhari offers at NextGen.
An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is an expert in the Face, Jaw, Oral Cavity including Tongue and Salivary glands and other facial and oral structures.
They specialize in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are also experts and highly trained in dental implant reconstructive surgery and extraction of teeth including wisdom teeth extractions, in addition to in-office anesthesia and sedation. The specialty is recognized around the globe and addresses both cosmetic and functional patient issues.
Oral Surgery typically includes procedures and surgery on a patient’s mouth.
This normally includes:
Dental and Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Dental Implants and full mouth rehabilitation including Teeth in one day
In-office IV sedation
Oral & Tongue biopsies and reconstruction
Salivary Gland disorders
The term “maxillofacial” refers to rest of face, jaw, neck and oral cavity outside the dental structures.
This normally includes:
Jaw Reconstructive Surgery and Orthognathic Surgery
Managing Facial and Neck Trauma including jaw, cheekbone, forehead, orbital, and dental structure fractures/breaks and soft tissue trauma
Facial, Neck and Oral infections and abscesses
Salivary Gland disorders
Management of Oral and Facial Cancers, including jaw, tongue and oral gingiva/mucosa
Congenital disorders such as Cleft lip and Palate surgical management
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Facial pain management
Facial Cosmetic and Functional surgery
Use of Anesthesia
While most dental offices only offer local pain relief, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offer more extensive anesthesia options. This includes different levels of Oral and IV Sedation/Anesthesia to fit your needs and keep you as comfortable as possible during the in-office procedure.
If this is the case, no matter what your anxiety levels are toward having a procedure done, you can trust that Dr. Eftekhari who has both the knowledge and extensive experience along with well trained staff to keep you comfortable and safe in his state-of-the-art clinic during your procedure and offer you the sedation options that fits you best. That being said, being taken care of by a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a vastly different experience than undergoing dental care at a typical dental office.
Oral Surgery Services
Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon performing procedures such as wisdom teeth and dental extractions and placement of simple or full mouth dental implants and teeth in one day, with options for in-office sedation and anesthesia. His clinic offers same-day dental implant placement and bone grafting, for both single or multiple teeth. Dr. Eftekhari treats both adult and pediatric patients.
They offer the best prices in the Dallas - Fort Worth area and will beat any outside offer. His office accepts most medical and dental insurances, including Medicare.
It’s often challenging to find a provider who can address all of your medical and dental needs. Dr. Eftekhari has both his medical and dental degrees and has advanced fellowship training in reconstructive surgery and can offer you superior treatment plans that fit each patient’s unique needs utilizing the most cutting edge technologies and up to date data.
A comprehensive oral surgery and aftercare plan will help address your need, pain and other issues, but you will also be in the right place should you need a higher level of care or further surgical intervention. In short, NextGen Oral Surgery can care for both your teeth and the rest of your face and neck, eliminating the need to see multiple providers or break treatment up into multiple visits.
Other Maxillofacial Surgeries
Other surgical procedures that fall under oral and maxillofacial surgeries are things like bone grafting, jaw surgery and reconstruction, facial trauma, infections, TMJ and oral cancer. These complex procedures require specialized training and knowledge, as well as extensive clinical experience.
Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen is an expert in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, so you will know you are being treated by one of the best trained surgeons in the region.
Who Needs an Oral Maxillofacial Doctor?
In most cases, patients who need care from an oral & maxillofacial surgeon will receive a referral from their primary care physician, their Dentist, or directly from their insurance or other providers.
In other cases, a patient may seek out treatment directly with an oral maxillofacial surgeon. This can be for reasons such as needing dental or wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting or dental implants, jaw surgery, management of facial, oral or neck lesions, masses, tumors or pain, TMJ issues, infections and abscesses, to name a few.
Does Insurance Cover Oral Surgery?
While insurance may cover many treatment options for oral and maxillofacial conditions, it’s always a good idea to consult your plan before seeing a doctor or surgeon. Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen accepts most medical and dental insurance plans, including Medicare.
Of course, it’s advisable to plan ahead and determine which, if any, parts of your care may not fall under medical or dental insurance coverage. Our office’s insurance experts will work with you to determine how to best help accommodate your needs and maximize the use of your insurance benefits.
Ready to Schedule a Consultation?
Whatever pain you are experiencing or diagnosis you have received, or if you just need a 2nd opinion or evaluation for dental implants, dental or wisdom teeth extraction(s), Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen is available to evaluate, treat and meet your personalized needs in a timely fashion. Rest assured that all your questions and concerns will always be met and answered. You will always receive the best and most advanced treatments options that fit your unique needs.