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We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Clarksville, TN.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2285 Rudolphtown Road; Suite 200
Clarksville, TN
 

Dr. George Lee, who practices in Clarksville, TN, is a medical specialist in general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Lee graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Matthew Adam Defelice
Specializes in General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cumberland Surgical Arts
Clarksville, TN
 

Dr. Matthew Defelice works as a general surgeon and oral surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Gateway Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Defelice welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Defelice attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1718 Memorial Drive
Clarksville, TN
 

Dr. Jason Lilly's specialties are general surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Clarksville, TN. He is affiliated with Gateway Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lilly is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Lilly trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2145 Old Ashland City Road
Clarksville, TN
 

Dr. John Gunn's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gunn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.