What to Look for When Choosing an Oral Surgeon - Athens Oral Surgery Center

March 15, 2020
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Choosing the right oral surgeon is imperative for a successful procedure! If your dentist tells you that you need oral surgery, you may feel anxious and overwhelmed. We want to help calm your fears. Consider these three ways to ensure you pick the best oral surgeon for your needs.

Ask for Recommendations

When you’re searching for an oral surgeon, ask your friends or family if they recommend one specifically. Talk to them about what they like about the surgeon and why they recommend him. Often, you will have more peace of mind when you know a person you trust has recommended the oral surgeon you choose. If your friends or family do not have a recommendation, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist.

Meet Him in Person

There is no rule that you cannot request a consultation to determine if a certain oral surgeon is right for you. Make an appointment with a prospective oral surgeon and talk to him about your oral surgery needs. During your appointment consider if he listens well, communicates thoroughly, and gives you the time you need. These three aspects can help you determine if he is right for you.

Inquire about Payment Options

First, talk to the oral surgery practice and ask if they take your insurance. Insurance can drastically help cover the cost of your procedure. If your insurance is not in network with their practice or doesn’t cover the procedure, ask the practice if they offer payment options.

If you need oral surgery, we understand it’s no small feat to choose the right oral surgeon to ensure you feel confident. We are positive that you will feel comfortable at Athens Oral Surgery Center and when you meet the best oral surgeon in the city – Dr. Tomlinson! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us today: 706-549-5033.