We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Peachtree City, GA.

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Bruce William Anderson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
402 Stevens Entry
Peachtree City, GA
 

Dr. Bruce Anderson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson takes.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
262 S Peachtree Parkway; Suite 1
Peachtree City, GA
 

Dr. Paul Anderson, who practices in Peachtree City, GA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Vincent J Perciaccante
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
402 Stevens Entry
Peachtree City, GA
 

Dr. Vincent Perciaccante practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perciaccante honors. Dr. Perciaccante's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1260 Hwy 54 W; Suite 200
Fayetteville, GA
 

Dr. Durwood Johnson is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Fayetteville, GA. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
406 Stevens Entry
Peachtree City, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schultz's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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.
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