The Dental Center of Goshen
4024 Elkhart Road, Suite 15, Goshen, IN 46526

When Do You Need the Expertise of an Oral Surgeon?

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Oral surgeons are dentists who receive special training to handle advanced procedures that include dental implants, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, wisdom teeth extractions, and other restorative and cosmetic procedures. In addition to dentistry, the oral surgeon also treats oral cancers, facial injuries, broken jaws, and knocked-out teeth. The specialized training requires four years of dental school and an additional four years of surgical residency at a hospital. When a problem is outside of your family dentist’s scope, you may receive a referral to see an oral surgeon.

Oral Surgeons and Dental Anesthesia

Oral surgeries and extensive dental procedures often require general anesthesia to prevent pain. Oral surgeons are trained to administer all types of anesthesia, so they can make your experience as comfortable as possible. General anesthesia is usually reserved for extensive work that involves incisions into soft tissues. Local anesthetics such as lidocaine are adequate for smaller repairs. If you receive general anesthesia, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.

Finding Dental Surgeons

Finding an oral surgeon is usually not a difficult process. In many cases, your family dentist can recommend someone who is located nearby and accepts your dental plan. Before committing to an appointment, be sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and his or her credentials. It is also advisable to discuss potential costs with your insurance provider before undergoing extensive dental procedures. If you don’t have a family dentist, check your local listings for available providers. In a crisis, go to your local hospital emergency room for care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Goshen, call The Dental Center of Goshen today at (574) 538-2011 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Goshen. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Goshen, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Goshen.

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Patient Reviews
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
The staff are VERY nice and there was a TV in the room.
Kamryn A.
Friendly staff, fast, no waiting
Debra M.
This is a reliable and well connected dental center with the means to realistically meet any need.
Erin M.
Good service..
Adriel R.
Staff is very friendly and professional.
Lucia O.
You are patient, calm, friendly, and encouraging. I appreciate you explaining things to my kids on their level so they understand! You’ve definitely helped my fear of the dentist!
Samuel W.
After screening many other pediatric dentists, I found The Dental Center of Goshen. Their customer service was exceptional and they were thorough, kind and professional during my daughter’s visit.
Grace B.
The dentist that we saw for the first time was kind, patient, and very informative on the plans made for my son, who was so very fearful and the ladies/assistants were wonderful as well. Going the […]
Jessica B.
I’m always so hesitant to go to the dentist, but going to the Dental Center of Goshen definitely makes it easier! The staff is super friendly and they know what they are doing. My 2 year old has […]
Rebecca C.
So far the customer service is excellent. The dentist was professional. Scheduling an appointment was easy.
Kelsey B.
The patience and kindness given to my little ones was beyond measure!
Logan B.
They are really kind and generous people.
Scarlett G.
Dr. Mummert is amazing with children. My child went in for their first filling and I was extremely nervous. She talked to my child through the whole process and kept her relaxed.
Emmalynn K.
Everyone was extremely friendly and professional, making the experience more than pleasant!
Garrett S.
The staff is always kind and informative!
Melanie M.
overall experience in the past and most recent visit.
Kenneth M.
Courteous, quality service. Reasonable, upfront pricing. Recommendations without guilt trips.
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The hygienist was excellent, very professional & spent quality time on my teeth.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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