Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt when the rest of your teeth have settled. If wisdom teeth are comfortably aligned, and the surrounding gums are healthy, they don’t need to be removed.
However, if the tooth partially emerges, comes in sideways, or is trapped in the gum, it needs to be removed.
And an oral surgeon can help you in removing the tooth. But, how do you find the best surgeon for wisdom teeth?
The following tips can help.
Find The Best Oral Surgeon
The first thing you can do is ask your dentist for a referral.
Once they recommend a surgeon, you can ask the following questions to understand more about the surgeon:
- What are their specialties?
- What is their background?
- Why are they recommending the surgeon?
Other tips that can help are:
Search for Them Online
There are various sites rating surgeon and their clinics. You can read the reviews to see what the patients are saying. What they like about the surgeon and what they don’t. You can also check for overall ratings.
Do They Have Experience In Managing Your Problems?
All surgeries are different. A jaw alignment surgery is different than a dental implant. So, find a surgeon that has expertise in wisdom tooth removal.
Consult Them for The Surgery
You can ask for an introductory appointment with your prospective surgeon.
During the consultation, you can ask them the following questions:
- Is the surgery needed?
- Where will the surgery take place?
- What kind of experience do they have?
- Some of their success and failure stories
It may take some effort, but following the mentioned tips can help find the best oral surgeon.
Looking for a wisdom teeth specialist in Rockville, MD?
In our conveniently located Rockville dental office, Dr. Hackley and our staff are highly qualified professionals well-versed in the latest developments in the field.