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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4185 Technology Forest Boulevard; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Cecil Shrewsberry is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Huntsville, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shrewsberry is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4185 Technology Forest Boulevard; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Unterman works as an oral surgeon in The Woodlands, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10333 Kuykendahl; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Charles Repa's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4185 Technology Forest Boulevard; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Martin Clark is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1 Waterway Avenue; #2109
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Muniz specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Muniz average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25130 Grogans Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ermelinda Manon works as an oral surgeon in The Woodlands, TX. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.