In many cases, you do not need a referral for private oral surgery services.
Here are some key points to consider:
In many countries, you can choose to self-refer to a private oral surgeon or oral surgery practice and this is the same in the UK too! This means that you can contact the oral surgeon or practice directly to schedule an appointment without the need for a referral from your doctor or dentist.
When you contact a private oral surgeon for a consultation, they will assess your oral health and discuss your specific needs. Based on their evaluation, they will recommend the appropriate treatment if necessary.
Insurance and Payment
If you have dental or medical insurance, it’s important to check your policy to understand coverage for oral surgery. Private oral surgery services may or may not be covered by your insurance, and the extent of coverage can vary.
Be sure to inquire about costs and payment options during your consultation. Our friendly front office staff can provide you with a detailed statement to supply to your insurance provider.
Private oral surgeons often provide specialised care and may offer a wider range of services than general dentists. This can include complex procedures like complex extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement and treatment for oral pathologies.
You may seek a second opinion from a private oral surgeon if you are uncertain about a recommended treatment plan or if you want to explore alternative treatment options.
At Martock Dental Practice, after a thorough consultation with our Oral Surgeon, Dr Efstratios Mylanos, we provide you with a detailed treatment plan that can be sent over to you via email or a written copy given to you.
In some cases, especially in emergencies, you may not have the time to secure a referral, and private oral surgeons can provide immediate care. Our friendly team will make every effort to fit you in as needed, subject to availability in our diary.
It’s important to research and select a reputable private oral surgeon or practice that meets your needs and aligns with your preferences.
You can typically find private oral surgeons through online search engines, referrals from your general dentist or recommendations from friends and family. Additionally, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific oral health concerns and treatment options.