Oral surgeon and patient looking at dental x-rays

Whether you need wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, or corrective jaw surgery, finding an oral surgeon you can rely on is crucial when selecting a practice for oral surgery. The research process can soon feel insurmountable, especially when you aren’t sure what characteristics to seek out. In this blog, we discuss five qualities of a great oral surgeon so that you can make the optimal choice for your high oral health standards.

1. Obtains Comprehensive Education, Training, and Experience

The most notable considerations when choosing an oral surgeon are their education, training, and experience. It’s natural to be curious about: 

  • Where they went to school
  • Which degrees they earned
  • How long they have been in practice
  • How they have impacted the local community in a positive way
  • How much continuing training do they receive annually

2. Offers a Wide Range of Services

It’s essential to find a surgeon who offers the specific treatment you need and has a long history of performing them. Some procedures come with complicated surgeries and steps. For instance, in some cases, an oral surgeon must (1) extract the tooth, (2) graft bone (3), and implant a device in multiple, different appointments. It would benefit the patient to hire an oral surgeon to have experience in all associated steps instead of being experienced in just one step (such as a dentist that only extracts teeth).

3. Stays Up-to-Date with Methods, Information, and Treatment

With all the technological advancements in medicine, it can be challenging to stay up to date. However, dentists, oral surgeons, and dental professional teams must keep up so that patients can access the most reliable treatment and information. Ask your potential oral surgeon if they are continuing their education (even after graduating medical school).

4. Supports Patients Every Step of the Way

Oral surgery can be intimidating, especially for new patients. Just by looking at their website, you can tell that an oral surgeon is excellent if they prepare and educate their patients about the surgical experience before the procedure. Some ways that oral surgeons can accomplish this is by:

  • Describing or giving a virtual office tour of the clinic
  • Providing new patients the opportunity to register online (and in multiple languages)
  • Preparing patients with details of insurance coverage and flexible financing options
  • Giving pre-operative and post-operative surgical instructions

5. Comes Highly Recommended and Rated

When searching for oral surgeons in your area, ask your family, friends, and general dentist for recommendations. When speaking with others about a specific surgeon, ask about:

  • How satisfied they were with the work that was performed
  • The doctor and supporting staff’s chairside manner
  • How clean the office was

Also, you can look for oral surgeons with plenty of positive online reviews. Here are a few positive sentiments that our former patients have said about Dr. Tye:

  • “Everything went perfectly! I would recommend anyone to go here. If you’re scared about dental, you have no worries. This place is amazing. You’re in good hands.” 
  • “My 12 yr old son had an extra tooth growing towards his nose. Dr. Tye was recommended by a few members and dentists within the community. Dr. Tye was thorough and confident in the initial consultation.”
  • “I was very nervous upon having my wisdom teeth extracted, but the staff was so helpful and comforting! Dr. Tye and his staff are the best, and he even called after my surgery to check in on me. That just shows how much they care about your well-being, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an Oral Surgeon.”

Speak with an Oral Surgeon Near Southlake, TX

By searching for an oral surgeon with the five qualities listed above, you can make an educated decision about whether they are a good fit for you or not. Dr. Chris L. Tye, MD, DDS, is committed to serving patients by educating and providing care for every step of the surgical process. At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, we serve patients in: 

  • Colleyville, TX
  • Grapevine, TX
  • Southlake, TX
  • Keller, TX
  • Trophy Club, TX
  • Bedford, TX
  • Euless, TX
  • Hurst, TX
  • Watauga, TX
  • North Richland Hills, TX
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Dallas, TX

Schedule an appointment for oral surgery by calling 817-552-3223 or messaging us online today.