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2317 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
December 05, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures

As you may already know, an oral surgeon does not provide fillings or dental cleanings. Oral surgeons have focused their education in the surgical side of dentistry rather than in the disciplines involved in more day-to-day dental care.Extractions
Here are four common reasons to see a Huntsville, AL oral surgeon:

Implants- Dental implants have become popular in the last decade as a way to replace missing teeth. Getting an implant sounds simple, but there are many different details to take into account. If you are currently planning on getting implants, you need to consider the experience of the person performing the procedure. While many general dentists are trained to perform implant surgery, their experience is limited to a handful of procedures per year. An 

experienced oral surgeon will have far more cases to use as a guide.

Wisdom Teeth- Most general dentists will not attempt to extract wisdom teeth. There are too many complications that they are not equipped to handle. For example, in Huntsville, AL an oral surgeon is able offer different types of anesthesia depending on your wishes and the difficulty of the wisdom tooth removal.

Bone Grafting- Bone loss is a common problem that often needs to be taken care of before dental implant surgery. Bone grafting is highly successful. Again, the experience of a dentist specializing in oral surgery plays a major role in that success.

Extractions-Tooth extraction can be a very complex process, sometimes involving multiple extractions and the careful work only an experienced surgeon can provide. This type of surgery can even involve general anaesthesia. Most general dentists are not equipped for this method of surgery, and will opt to refer you to a surgeon that is equipped.

Many people will never need the services of an oral surgeon, but when you do need one to help you get your smile back, you'll be that much more grateful to have S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC conveniently located in Huntsville! If you are considering any of the procedures above, call us to make an appointment.