Oral surgeons are the most qualified experts to perform surgery of the head, neck, face, and jaws. An oral surgeon is a dental health professional who has undergone years of additional training outside of dental school. After earning a dental degree, an oral surgeon will complete a residency program at a hospital. This residency training lasts about 4 years.
Because of this extensive training and education, oral surgeons can perform a wide scope of general and emergency medicine. They are also qualified in the safe administration of anesthesia, whereas most general dentists are only qualified to administer local anesthesia and laughing gas. When a patient requires anesthesia or sedation, he or she will be referred to an oral surgeon to ensure a safe and comfortable surgical procedure.
Dr. Ioppolo at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock is a board-certified oral surgeon who offers a range of oral surgery treatments and specializes in dental implant-based tooth restorations. He prioritizes patient care and works closely with referring offices to ensure the highest level of care is brought to every patient. Dr. Ioppolo and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and always strive to make your oral surgery experience exceptional.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. Ioppolo are highly qualified to perform many types of oral surgery procedures, including:
Our practice is equipped with the latest technology, including cone beam CT scanning. This advanced technology allows Dr. Ioppolo to create treatment plans with great accuracy. Our team can easily share these 3D images with our referring providers for more efficient collaboration.
We make patient health and safety our top priority. At our practice, we want you to feel confident and informed about your treatment. We take the time to answer all of your questions and outline all of your treatment options so you can make informed decisions and feel confident about your care.
When you or your loved one visits Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock, you can expect to receive the highest level of care from Dr. Ioppolo and his team.
Any diagnosis or surgical procedure of the head, neck, or jaws may require an oral surgeon’s expertise. Your general dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon if a procedure is outside of their scope of practice, or if you require anesthesia or sedation. Oral surgeons work alongside other dental health professionals, such as orthodontists, to create treatment plans.
Many patients are referred to an oral surgery office from their general dentist, but you do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon. If you have missing teeth, bite problems, facial pain, jaw bone loss, or any other oral and maxillofacial condition, we invite you to contact Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock today.
Dr. Ioppolo practices a broad scope of oral surgery procedures for patients of all ages. Our Lubbock office is conveniently located on the southwest side of Lubbock, TX, and proudly serves patients in west Texas and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified oral surgery expert.