Oral Surgery: What should I expect at my initial consultation?

The prospect of oral surgery can be intimidating to many patients, but knowing what to expect throughout the treatment process can help to ease any fears or anxieties that arise. For example, if you realize that your initial consultation is unlikely to involve much more than a visual examination and x-rays, then you can approach that appointment with a more positive attitude.

The best oral surgeon will also take advantage of that first appointment to begin to establish a productive working relationship with the patient, and that can also be important in achieving the desired treatment outcomes.

Patients may see an oral surgeon for any number of reasons, including corrective jaw surgery to repair a congenital defect or damage done by trauma, wisdom tooth extraction, or to have suspicious tissue removed and biopsied. Oral surgeons can provide interventions for conditions as varied as sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders that can have a negative effect on your health and well-being.

Regardless of the specific nature of your treatment, your oral surgeon will begin treatment planning at the initial consultation by collecting a significant amount of data that will be needed to inform your treatment plan. The surgeon will visually inspect your jaws and take x-rays.

The surgeon may also discuss pre-operative and post-operative instructions with you the first time that you come to the office. It’s important to be sure that you understand these directions to reduce your chances of complications with the surgery and increase the likelihood that you’ll have an uneventful recovery.

The initial consultation also gives you the opportunity to discuss any concerns that you may have and get answers to your questions. Feel free to ask the surgeon anything. No question is too minor or silly.

If you are in need of oral surgery, your first appointment is unlikely to cause you any physical discomfort. In fact, it can actually help to set the stage for a positive treatment experience. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Larry Wolford’s office using our online contact form or call 214-828-9115.

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Get To Know Dr. Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Maxillofacial Jaw Surgeon | Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Dr. Larry M. Wolford
The Leading Maxillofacial Revision Surgeon in the World

Dr. Larry M. Wolford, known as a caring and compassionate doctor, surgeon, researcher, lecturer, inventor, is renowned globally as a leading innovator in TMJ (jaw joint) surgery, orthognathic “corrective jaw” surgery, and maxillofacial revision surgery. He has completed many thousands of successful surgeries and is the most recognized, awarded, and referred Maxillofacial surgeon in the World.

Dr. Wolford’s patients travel to Dallas, Tx from all over the world. He has received recognition from his esteemed surgeon colleagues in the form of numerous awards, honors, Who’s Who in the World, and voted one of the leading Maxillofacial Surgeons in the world. Dr. Wolford has tirelessly shared his knowledge, surgical inventions, and expertise with other surgeons having trained hundreds of other surgeons through various fellowships at Baylor and Texas A&M.

Dr. Wolford is the recognized expert in his field as seen on numerous media outlets and by his long list of Google 5 Star reviews. Other oral surgeons, dentists, maxillofacial surgeons regularly refer their most difficult patients to Dr. Wolford because of his superior knowledge, capabilities, and life-changing results.

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Larry M. Wolford, DMD

Baylor University Medical Center, Worth Street Tower 3409 Worth Street, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75246

Experience Matters

Dr. Larry Wolford has over 40 years of complex surgical experience

65% of his practice are patients referred from all over the USA and other countries

Developed many innovative procedures that are the current jaw surgical techniques

Listens to the patient and answers questions with care and compassionate