Oral Surgery in Southbridge, MA
If you’ve been searching for a gentle, experienced oral surgeon in Southbridge that can take care of your wisdom tooth removal or bone graft procedure, Southbridge Dental Care can help! Many dental practices have to refer patients out to other practices when they need oral surgery, but our knowledgeable team has the expertise and tools necessary to perform oral surgery in our office. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with our team, please give us a call or fill out our virtual contact form!CONTACT US
Are you sedated during oral surgery?
It depends on the procedure. Some surgeries are so minor that sedation isn’t deemed necessary. For other treatments that are longer or more intensive, we may suggest utilizing dental sedation to make your experience more comfortable and relaxed. No matter what kind of oral surgery it is, our team will always make sure your procedure is pain-free, which is usually done by applying a local anesthetic around the area to numb the gums and teeth. We always want our patients to feel at ease when they’re sitting in the dental chair, especially when they are undergoing a more invasive treatment, so if you have any questions or concerns for our team, feel free to ask!
Why do I need a wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental extraction procedures. If you are not one of the lucky few whose wisdom teeth grew in correctly, you will likely need your wisdom teeth extracted so they do not cause any problems in the future. Wisdom teeth can cause jaw damage, gum inflammation, cavities, and they can even change the alignment of your other teeth, which can lead to orthodontic issues. The only way to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed is by visiting a dentist and having X-rays taken, and if you are experiencing any pain near your back teeth, we strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with our team.
Is oral surgery covered by insurance?
Oral surgery procedures are often covered by dental insurance to some degree, although they may not be completely covered. In some cases, it is better to use medical insurance to cover oral surgery treatments, as they may offer more coverage than your dental insurance. Southbridge Dental Care also accepts payment plans through CareCredit®, which can take upfront dental costs and split them into feasible monthly payments. If you have any questions about financing your oral surgery, we recommend getting in touch with your insurance provider(s), contacting our office, and visiting our financial page for more information.Learn More