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Oral and Facial Surgery of the ShoalsFAQ's

Will I get my teeth extracted when I come in for my exam?

Not usually. At the consult appointment, the doctor will examine you, go over your medical history and look at the x-ray to decide what procedures are needed, the amount of time he needs and the type of anesthesia to be used. Because of this process, the surgery appointment is sheduled for a later date.

Can I schedule my surgery when I schedule my exam?

Yes. But if you are scheduled for surgery and you do not come to your consultation appointment, your surgery appointment will be canceled.


I've had my wisdom teeth extracted, but it feels like there is part tooth still there?

Occasionally, patients may feel hard projections in the mouth with their tongue. They are not roots; they are usually the bony walls that supported the tooth. These projections usually smooth out spontaneously. If not, the doctor. will remove them.

How much will my surgery cost?

After one of our doctors has evaluated your treatment needs, our financial staff will give you a detailed cost estimate.


Will dental or medical insurance cover surgical extractions?

Some insurance companies offer many different dental and medical plans. Some companies combine dental and medical coverage. this question can be answered when we have your insurance information and what procedures are needed.

Medicare - does not cover extraction of teeth
Medicaid - covers extractions until the age of 21. A pre-certification is often needed
before surgery, and this takes about 30 days.


What are my payment options?


Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard. As a service to our patients we offer, CareCredit, North Americas leading patient payment program. CareCredit offers a full range of payment plans to meet financial needs. You can learn more about CareCredit and apply on line at www.carecredit.com,---- (1-800-365-8295); or Capital One www.capitalonehealthcarefinance.com (1-877-559-5056) or see our staff for more details.


I have seen my dentist, why do I need another consult?

Our doctors need to review your medical history, x-rays and discuss your treatment options, procedures, policies and anesthesia before surgery.