Hi Yong Jia,
Thanks for the D2D. If you are already visiting a dentist, you may ask him/her for a recommendation for a Dental Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (oral surgeons).
Oral surgeons are dentists who underwent further training for procedures that are related to the mouth, teeth, face and jaws (e.g. dental implant placement, jaw surgery).
Alternatively, recommendations from friends and family are a good way to start. You may also take advantage of the internet to search for an oral surgeon. Important things to look out for will be his/her training and qualifications and the number of years of experience in treating similar conditions.
As a successful jaw surgery requires the close cooperation of an oral surgeon and orthodontist, you may want to look for group dental practices that have both specialists. This will save you time and effort in travelling to different dental clinics for your dental appointments.
The best way to gauge if the oral surgeon is suitable for you is to go for a consultation. That is when you can communicate with him/her and ask any questions you may have.
Observe if the oral surgeon answers your question patiently, go through the possible treatment options with you and explain the benefits and risks (if any) of each treatment carefully.
Dr Ho Kok Sen
BDS , MDS, FRACDS, FAM
3 Mount Elizabeth
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
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