Choosing a San Francisco Oral Surgeon? 3 Factors to Consider
If you need to replace missing teeth, remove wisdom teeth, or address other oral health issues, you may be looking for an oral surgeon. Unless you’ve experienced oral trauma and need a San Francisco emergency dentist, you typically will begin exploring providers with the recommendation of your general practitioner. From there, it’s up to you to decide which professional practice to trust with your treatment.
SF Oral Surgery is a specialty practice that supports patients with a variety of oral health concerns. If you are weighing which provider to use, we recommend that you consider three important factors in your choice.
The Expertise of Your San Francisco Oral Surgeon
The surgeon you choose should be engaged in continuing education. This means sharing information among doctors within his / her practice as well as learning from the professional community and helping to train others.
You can also evaluate the expertise of your surgeon by the boards and associations in which he / she participates. In San Francisco, oral surgeons may be members of local organizations such as the San Francisco Dental Society as well as national groups, like the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Of course, a more straightforward way to determine expertise is to meet with the surgeon and ask questions about the procedure. Take the time you need to get answers about your treatment, and you’ll be able to decide how comfortable you are with him / her conducting your surgery.
The Approach the Practice Offers
Another important reason to visit the doctor’s offices is to decide whether the environment, staff, and surgeons are a good fit for the type of treatment you want. Many patients are looking for an office that is modern, clean, and professional while still remaining welcoming:
- The oral surgeon’s staff should communicate freely and in a friendly manner with you about your questions.
- The surgeon should be attentive to you in your discussions and take into account your goals with surgery.
- To the extent possible, the environment should make you feel calmer and more prepared for a procedure. A cold, impersonal space may not offer this.
We believe that SF Oral Surgery offers each of these qualities. To judge for yourself, come in for an initial consultation so that you can ask questions, get to know our doctors, and gain confidence in the treatment we offer. We believe you’ll see why San Francisco patients have relied on our oral surgeons for over three decades.
Call (415) 776-6710 to schedule your initial consultation with our San Francisco Oral Surgeon.