Why Choose an Oral Surgeon?
It is true that general dentists and oral surgeons may perform some of the same types of procedures. However, when it comes to surgical treatments for the mouth or the face, it is often wiser to work with a specialist who has years of additional training beyond dental school. An oral surgeon is just that: a specialist. In fact, oral surgeons work closely with patients’ dentists and physicians to provide top-notch care. Whether you require wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, or treatment for sleep apnea, visiting an oral surgeon in Colleyville, TX, is an investment in your long-term health.
The Education and Training of an Oral Surgeon
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon holds a degree in dental surgery along with an additional four to six years of education and training. With over 20 years’ experience in private practice, our surgeon, Dr. Christopher Tye, is unique because he holds both a D.D.S., and a medical degree. In fact, he was the first dual-degreed oral surgeon in Tarrant County, Texas.
To become board certified as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one must also complete hospital-based residencies. A residency gives an aspiring oral surgeon hands on clinical experience with a number of procedures. He or she also receives in-depth anesthesia training. After completing their residencies, oral surgeons typically begin working in a private practice. Thanks to their years of education, they can provide a wide range of oral healthcare services, including tissue grafting and reconstructive surgeries after facial trauma.
Dr. Tye has built an excellent reputation among his peers and our patients. Thanks to his standing with his colleagues, they voted him one of Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Doctors for both 2017 and 2016. He stays on top of the latest developments and research in dentistry and oral surgery. Consequently, his patients enjoy superior treatment that improves quality of life and oral health. He also provides continuing education to other oral surgeons. Dr. Tye is board certified by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a proud fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, among other professional affiliations.
Experience and Quality You Can Count On
With his extensive and highly focused training, our doctor can provide precise and attentive care. Thus, he can address needs that are too complex for treatment by a general dentist. Our practice has experience with advanced treatment protocols, including all facets of implantology, full mouth rehabilitation, and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. We use the latest diagnostic technology, such as 3D Cone Beam CT imaging and advanced intra-oral digital impression scanners. With our state-of-the-art systems, we can provide more efficient and accurate care, minimizing tissue trauma, discomfort, and recovery time.
At the same time, Dr. Tye recognizes the important role that your general dentist plays in your oral health. He takes a collaborative approach and will include your regular practitioner in the planning process. He will also keep your dentist informed about your recovery and long-term outlook, allowing him or her to provide the best possible follow-up care through the years. This cooperative outlook is especially important when you visit us for implant surgery. Dr. Tye will plan and execute the procedure. Then your general dentist will provide the abutment pieces and custom-designed restoration.
Our friendly staff will always provide a warm welcome when you visit our practice for consultations and treatment. We pride ourselves on providing a serene atmosphere that promotes patient comfort. We look forward to serving your needs with care and compassion.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at (817) 552-3223.