• Why You Should Trust Your Oral Surgeon

    Like going on a first date, the thought of having wisdom teeth removed can cause some anxiety for many teens. Not surprisingly, most would prefer to stay as far away as possible from anyone with the word “surgeon” in their title. That’s why it’s important for parents and teens to learn more about oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

    In order to get where he or she is today, your oral surgeon had to go through an extensive educational process. A few fun facts to ease nerves regarding your upcoming wisdom teeth removal:

    • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete 4-6 years of additional medical and surgical training beyond dental school
    • They receive intensive training related to IV sedation and general anesthesia
    • Oral surgeons are required to attend continual education classes is order to continue expanding their comprehensive knowledge of dental practices

    UAOMS recently aired the first of a series of spots called “Part of Growing Up” on KSL TV. See the full spot below and see why when it comes to visiting your local oral surgeon, there really is nothing to fear.

    To learn more about wisdom teeth removal and seeing a specialist, contact an oral surgeon near you.