The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

When Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?

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An oral surgeon is a specially trained dentist who has completed four years of dental school plus an additional four years of hospital surgical residency. Oral surgeons are skilled in performing advanced dental procedures like dental implant placements and extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. They also treat facial injuries, broken jaws, knocked-out teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and cosmetic and restorative surgeries. When you have a dental problem that requires a specialist, your general dentist in Granger may refer you to an oral surgeon.

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 your surgery requires general anesthesia, you won’t be able to drive yourself home, so be sure to designate a driver to accompany you to your appointment. 


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. If a sudden injury or other crisis situation occurs, go to your local hospital emergency room for treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 Granger.

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Patient Reviews
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
The staff is unfailingly polite and helpful. Also, I would like to single out Julie, my hygienist. A genuinely nice person; I’m always relaxed when she’s working on me.
David L.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Number of times I’ve been to office for dentures, always courteous and conscious of my needs. Great people to have working on you.
Gary S.
Very friendly people! Fantastic service!
Karen W.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
Dennis W.
Kid friendly
Chloe P.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They made my three year old daughters first visit to the dentist very smooth. She is actually excited to come back. :)
Lily C.
Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
Allyssa Z.
I feel like they take their time and really inspect far more than any place I previously had went to
Leslie B.
Julie takes great care of me
Maryjo W.
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
Linda H.
Julie is awesome. An Sue is wonderful.
Jeffrey S.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
Larry A.
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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