Why Choose An Oral Surgeon?

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon vs. the General Dentist

See why choosing a Maxillofacial Surgery expert makes a world of a difference. For all your facial and oral surgical needs, call Dr. Falender.

Many of the procedures performed by an oral surgeon are also offered at a local general dentist’s office. This leaves many patients to wonder which type of provider they should choose for their oral health treatment needs. It is important to recognize, however, that while both providers may be ‘qualified’ to treat a problem, oral surgeons have far more expertise and training in complex treatment protocols than dentists do.

Did you know…

Did you know that there are far fewer oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S. than general dentists? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 146,000 dentists practicing in 2012. Comparatively, there were only 5,120 oral and maxillofacial surgeons as of May 2014.

What Is An OMS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon)?

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts in face, mouth, and jaw surgery.

Like Dr. Falender, they are thoroughly qualified and trained to perform complex restorative and cosmetic surgical procedures to save lives in the event of a serious accident and to enhance natural beauty.

Watch this video from AAMOS to learn what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is.

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David explains his positive experience during his dental implant treatment.


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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Cheryl and her family were all at ease when Dr. Falender removed their wisdom teeth.


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Nancy Got Her Smile Restored

Dr. Falender restored Nancy's smile with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.


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Rachel recommends Dr. Falender after her impacted tooth exposure procedure.


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Jessie Had the All-on-4® Treatment

I was having problems with my teeth, and I was getting ready to lose a bridge, and I just told my dentist, ``I just don't like false teeth.``


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Why Choose An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Local dentists often refer to an oral maxillofacial surgeon when their dental patients need minor and major surgical intervention around mouth, face and neck areas.

To become an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, the following requirements are needed:

  • Four more years of schooling and training in surgical techniques after dental school
  • Advanced training in local and IV sedation to ensure a better experience
  • Hospital-grade advanced operating room technology
  • Hundreds of hours of continuing education and up-to-date techniques

Dr. Lawrence G. Falender, your expert oral & maxillofacial surgeon, is fully absorbed in the surgical industry to make your visits easier and your recovery faster and painless.

His attention is not divided among all the evolving dental procedures possible; his focus is on surgery and cosmetic/rehabilitative reconstruction. Call 317-790-2555 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Falender.

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