Do I Need a Referral to see an Oral Surgeon in Bucks County, Montgomery County or in Philadelphia?

added on: June 7, 2021
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As the area’s trusted oral surgeons in the Bucks, Montco, and Philadelphia Region, The Oral Surgery Group often gets asked by patients if they need a referral from their general dentist to see us. To which we always reply, “not exactly.” It depends on your unique needs, but for the most part any patient can see an oral surgeon — with or without a dentist’s referral. 

Since self-referred patients are coming to us without any prior dental exam or dentist recommendations, here are some tips that can help you determine whether an oral surgeon is who you need to see:

Surgery is Our Specialty

While many general dentists have the education to perform more complex procedures and surgery, our Board Certified oral surgeons are highly trained in what they do. We are highly skilled at working within your mouth or jaw. Sometimes referred to as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), we have the ability to provide patients with an unprecedented level of dental health care at all of our convenient locations, including: 

Meadowbrook  –  The Oral Surgery Group at Holy Redeemer Hospital 

Doylestown  – The Oral Surgery Group at Doylestown Hospital 

Philadelphia  – The Oral Surgery Group in NE Philadelphia

Langhorne  – The Oral Surgery Group at St. Mary Medical Center

Don’t Forget to Check Your Insurance

While your Philadelphia oral surgeon might not ask for a referral, sometimes certain health insurances see things differently. They won’t allow you as a patient to book a specialist appointment on your own. It’s important to see what their policy is because it will affect how much you pay and the cost of your individual treatment needs at The Oral Surgery Group. 

The Question of Wisdom Teeth

As the leading Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County oral surgeons, we see a lot of wisdom teeth every year. When they are impacted or partially erupted and still poorly positioned below the gumline, it’s best to have them surgically removed by someone like us. Your dentist can most certainly provide you with an evaluation and referral to us, if necessary. 

The reason to come to us for your wisdom teeth extraction is because we can handle everything from simple to complex extractions using safe sedation that might not be an option at your general dentist’s office. We have the additional expertise and certifications to provide sedation unlike any other dental health provider in a clinical setting that’s comfortable and convenient. 

Our doctors practice a full scope of oral surgery with expertise that encompasses a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures, as well as wisdom tooth removal, and corrective jaw surgery. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders. Our staff is trained in assisting with IV sedation within our state-of-the-art office setting. Call today to schedule your appointment, you will be glad you did!

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