If you have never visited or sought treatment from an oral surgeon, you may wonder how they differ from general dentists or other oral health care providers. Drs. Stephen Chan and Aidan Phan have earned both their DDS and MD degrees and completed years of additional extensive training required to specialize in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Unlike most dentists, our doctors received six years of surgical training after dental school and are also credentialed to administer various types of anesthetic and sedation, including general, oral and IV. Surgical success depends on training and experience. Our doctors perform thousands of surgical cases per year, as opposed to most dentists who may attempt a few surgical cases during the course of their general practices. Because of this reason, our doctors may have expertise and treatment options not available at most general dentists’ offices.

You will benefit from our doctor’s expertise in many other areas as well, including a carefully thought-out office, designed with the particular needs of oral surgery in mind. Our space is comfortable, modern, and will allow you to experience stellar treatment in peace. Drs. Chan and Phan utilize advanced techniques, materials, and technology and invest significant resources in the most current instruments and team training to elevate the care we provide. They also undergo continuing education in order to stay ahead of the curve on the most recent trends and techniques in oral surgery.


FAQs

Do I need to secure a referral from a dentist to set an appointment with an oral surgeon?

Many patients come to our oral surgery practice because they were referred by their general dentist. However, you do not need to have a referral from a dentist to see our oral surgeons. Many patients seek to contact us directly for issues including wisdom tooth removal, implants, bone grafting, and more. Contact our office today at at (214)572-8633 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phan or Dr. Chan.

How much is wisdom tooth removal?

The cost of wisdom tooth removal depends on your provider. At Contemporary implant and Oral Surgery, we work with most major health insurance providers and care credit patients to help cover the costs of wisdom teeth extraction. Contact us today to find out how we can work with you!

Why see an oral surgeon instead of a general dentist?

Oral surgeons can perform surgeries and proceedures that lie ourside of a general dentist’s knowledge and capabilities. Oral surgeons have extensive training in treating many of the conditions that effect the bones of the face and the oral cavity, as well as the gums, head and neck, mouth, and jaws. At Contemporary Implant and Oral Surgery, our surgeons are also trained in the use of anesthesia. Dr. Chan and Dr. Phan have both completed dental school, medical school, as well as a rigorous 6 year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. This expertise is why our patients feel comfortable choosing our practice for a variety of oral surgery proceedures.

Should I see an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction?

A dentist will normally refer a patient to an oral surgeon for extractions such as wisdom teeth or for more complex extractions. The reason for this is that oral surgeons have extensive training on advanced techniques for issues involving gum and bone obstructions. Oral surgeons often tackle extractions that may be beyond the capabilities of a regular dentist, such as a tooth impacted inside the jaw requiring removal by making an incision. Teeth that are deeply decayed or fractured can cause further complications, therfore an oral surgeon should handle those types of cases. In addition, dental implant treatments are best done at the time of tooth removal. If you would like to speak with an oral surgeon rather than a general dentist, please give us a call at (214) 572-8633 to set up a consultation.

Should I see an oral surgeon for gum disease?

The most common and minor gum disease cases can be treated by a periodontist. However, for cases of gum loss that have led to major bone deteriation or loss of multiple teeth , we at Comtempory Oral and Impant Surgery can provide both hard and soft tissue grafting. Our grafting proceedure aims to encourage bone and gum tissue regeneration and reshape the tissue around your bones and teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about hard and soft tissue grafting.

When should I see an oral surgeon?

You should consider seeing an oral surgeon when your dental emergency requires a tooth to be extracted, or if it involves manipulating your bone and gum tissue in any way. You should certainly not put off an oral surgery if you are experiencing pain. Leaving a serious condition untreated may result serious complications, such as further gum or bone damage, as well as infection.

Why should I see an oral surgeon?

Oral surgeons are specialists in a variety of conditions that affect the mouth and face. Oral surgeons have extensive training that goes beyond that of a general dentist. An oral surgeon is also trained to administer anesthesia and provide complete care within an office setting.