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Can you suggest an oral surgeon in Connecticut, USA?

Asked by omfgTALIjustIMDu (6514 points ) March 29th, 2010

Joy of joys, I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out. I’ve never had any oral surgery, and would appreciate suggestions for the best oral surgeons near New Haven and Hamden, CT.

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njnyjobs's avatar

If you have dental insurance coverage, check with your provider for a referral.

You can also check patient feedbacks of particular doctors and dentists at HealthGrades.com

thriftymaid's avatar

I can suggest the Yellow Pages.

lilikoi's avatar

You will likely not be able to make an appointment directly with an oral surgeon. You will need to have a dentist’s referral in order for any oral surgeon to take your appointment. Go to your dentist and ask for a referral. If you don’t trust your dentist’s advice, perhaps you should find a new dentist.

snowberry's avatar

@lilikoi Unfortunately, the answer to this question is often see what happens. I had a dentist I trusted to send me to an oral surgeon he trusted for a root canal. The guy asked me questions he expected me to answer with a block in my mouth, and then the dam he put in the back of my mouth started my gag reflex so I started to choke while he was working on me. Then he gave me a trash can to throw up in that had some nauseating chemical he’d put in there. Bottom line: He traumatized me and never inquired if I was OK or apologized. What a jerk.

I told my dentist about my experience, and he said he’d never heard anything bad about him before.

@njnyjobs has a good suggestion, but if they’re new or nobody’s ever posted any comments you won’t know.
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le_inferno's avatar

if only you were from long island, i’m totally biffed out with a couple oral surgeons here.

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