Choosing the Right Oral Surgeon

Oral surgery is a serious procedure and you need to know that you are getting the best treatment from a safe and reliable surgeon. When it’s time to choose an oral surgeon, there are a few important factors to take into account. Below is a list of a few things to consider when you’re looking around.

Choosing Oral Surgeon


The first place to start for a referral is your dentist, but it won’t hurt to ask friends and family if they can recommend any oral surgeons. They may have first-hand knowledge of how a particular surgeon handles his or her patients.

Experience and Qualifications

Look for a surgeon who has extensive training and experience in the specific area of surgery you need. Make sure he or she has kept all certifications up-to-date.

Professional Memberships 

It’s always good to know if your prospective surgeon is a member of any professional organizations, or if he or she has earned any awards.

Quality of Practice

A top-notch oral surgeon will be running a very good practice. Look for an oral surgery that has been established for some time and one that has a professional atmosphere and a very good reputation.

Insurance Coverage

You’ll want to check to see if your insurance plan will cover your oral surgery. Some oral surgery procedures are considered medical and are covered by benefits. If your insurance does not cover the procedure you should find out if financing options are available.

Here at Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the best oral surgery, in Northwest Georgia. We take great pride in serving our patients’ needs using cutting-edge equipment and techniques. If you are considering an oral maxillofacial surgical procedure, contact us today.