Oral Surgery in Frisco, TX
Apprehension is natural when you need an oral surgeon. Whether you are referred to our office by your dentist or are searching for an oral surgeon on your own, you can be confident that Legacy Implant & Oral Surgery provides all your oral surgery needs. Our cutting-edge facility and fully trained staff are ready to provide you with the care you need in a safe, comfortable environment.
Complete Oral Surgical Care
Dr. Stamboulieh is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has performed thousands of oral surgery procedures under IV sedation and general anesthesia. His experience includes years of additional training after achieving his dental degree. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, something accomplished only by those oral surgeons who have passed a grueling oral and written examination and pursue continuing education to offer the latest innovations to their patients.
Oral Surgery Procedures
Oral Surgeon or Dentist?
All oral surgeons are dentists, but most dentists are not oral surgeons. In fact, only three percent of dentists become oral surgeons. Oral surgeons specialize in surgical techniques involving the oral cavity, teeth, and face. They have spent between four and six years of additional hospital based training to become oral and maxillofacial surgeons, after receiving their dental degree.
Dr. Stamboulieh performs the full scope of reconstructive and cosmetic dental procedures. While some dentists perform basic oral surgery, including tooth extractions, an oral surgeon has far more experience. A general dentist may perform one wisdom tooth removal or dental implant surgery during a typical week.
Unlike most general dentists, oral surgeons are fully trained in using all forms of anesthetic and complex surgical procedures. At Legacy Implant and Oral Surgery, Dr. Stamboulieh focuses on surgical procedures daily, making Dr. Stamboulieh more proficient and efficient. Over the years, he has fine-tuned his processes for maximum effectiveness with minimal pain.
Dentists provide a wide variety of dental care, which means they spend most of their time doing procedures other than oral surgery. A dentist focuses on routine cleaning, fillings, teeth whitening, and simple tooth extractions. Their lack of everyday experience in more complex procedures, including wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, and traumatic injury repair, leads most dentists to refer their patients to oral surgeons when complex care or invasive surgery is needed.
Invasive surgery can be uncomfortable and cause a great deal of anxiety. Dr. Stamboulieh’s compassionate approach includes a thorough discussion of your sedation options in order to choose the most appropriate anesthetic and care based on your level of anxiety and the type of surgery performed. You will not feel pain during the surgery and are provided appropriate aftercare medications and tools to keep you comfortable and speed your recovery. Every staff member is trained in assisting with general anesthesia and IV sedation for your safety, a protocol not often found in a general dentist’s office. Emergency scenarios are rehearsed monthly. Dr . Stamboulieh is the ONLY oral and maxillofacial surgery office in Frisco that has his entire office trained and certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon
It is crucial to feel comfortable with and confident in your oral surgeon. Before committing to a particular surgeon, call their office and ask a few questions. Their answers will guide you in choosing the ideal oral surgeon for you.
- Are you a board-certified oral surgeon? The answer should be “yes.” Board certification confirms their knowledge of their field and dedication to continuing education.
- How many of these procedures have you performed? Stamboulieh has performed thousands of oral surgeries, including wisdom teeth removal and dental implants.
- What anesthesia options are available? Oral surgeons can administer all kinds of anesthetics, including general anesthesia, and have properly stocked surgical suites rather than basic dental equipment. Dr. Stamboulieh is trained and experienced in administering all forms of anesthesia, with his staff trained to assist.
- Can you explain the procedure to me? Understanding and being comfortable with your oral surgery is one of the most critical factors in a successful recovery. Dr. Stamboulieh explains every procedure in detail and takes the time to answer each patient’s questions.
Our oral surgery dental health care team is standing by to answer all your questions. Contact Legacy Implant and Oral Surgery today at 214-387-4900 to schedule a consultation.