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How can my dentist help me find an oral surgeon?

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Your dentist is likely to have a recommendation for an oral surgeon. If she recommends an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, she’s talking about someone who can treat disease and injuries of the areas around and in your mouth.

After she gives you a name, ask her these questions.

  • Why do you recommend this surgeon?
  • What are his specialties?
  • What’s this surgeon’s background?
  • Would you go to this surgeon?

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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