If you need a dental implant, consider finding an oral surgeon to do the job. While many general dentists do offer dental implants, few are as practiced as oral surgeons. The growing concern is that not every general dentist is trained well enough to produce the best possible results. Allowing an actual oral surgeon to perform the operation is a better recipe for success.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized field within dentistry. While general dentists receive some basic training with placing implants during dental school and through continuing education courses, oral surgeons are given significantly more training and invest more time performing these types of advanced surgical procedures.
Not only do the additional training years give oral surgeons more expertise, but once they complete their formal training, most oral surgeons are actually performing more dental implant operations on a regular basis. General dentists may only perform a few dental implant surgeries per year while an oral surgeon may perform them practically every day.
Should an unfortunate complication or emergency situation occur during your implant procedure, an oral surgeon has the experience necessary to safely and properly resolve the complication and bring a better treatment outcome. While the possibility of you experiencing a complication during your treatment is small, wouldn’t you rather have the expertise and knowledge of an oral surgeon at hand to provide immediate care?
If you want the predictable results of an experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Hixson would be happy to treat you. Please contact Eagle Oral Surgery and Implant Center at (208) 995-2865 to make an appointment or come by our dental office in Eagle, Idaho.