It can be daunting to see a new medical professional of any kind – doctor, dentist, oral surgeon. And often, it’s difficult to know exactly what to look for in a specialist like an oral/maxillofacial surgeon. At Wilmington Oral Surgery, we make the process easy. Skilled work and friendly, transparent service are at the forefront of our patient-centered philosophy.
Dr. Puckett is our board-certified oral surgeon. He has worked on everything from geriatric dental implants to neonatal maxillofacial surgery, and is focused on providing the most painless and efficient oral surgeries with leading-edge technology.
At Wilmington, patients have all the newest and most effective technologies for mouth reconstruction available to them, including holistic tooth replacement and dentin bone grafting. We offer solutions for any budget and any timeline, including new procedures like same-day dental implants for eligible patients.
Our Board-Certified Oral Surgeon Offers Skilled, Friendly Service
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires multiple years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Puckett manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions, including the geriatric and pediatric populations.
Dr. Puckett is also certified and experienced in all forms of office anesthesia and sedation during oral surgeries. This allows us to offer our patients sedation options for calm and comfort, and efficiently-designed anesthesia practices that are safe and cost-efficient for you.
Dr. Puckett practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise that includes:
- Dental implant surgery, including single-day implants and implant-supported dentures
- Wisdom teeth removal, including impacted teeth and complications with wisdom tooth roots
- Reconstructive jaw surgery, including facial trauma or illness-induced bone loss
- Bone and gum grafting to rebuild bone and soft tissue structures
Wilmington Oral Surgery can diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures, and utilizes 3-D digital CT and Biolase laser technology to provide exemplary care of patients from 2 days old to 102 years old.
Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Offer the Best Care
The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the medical specialization of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the US. It is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association.
The mission of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is to assure the public of safe and optimal care through the development and maintenance of high standards of certification and re-certification of Diplomates in the specialty. To achieve and retain his board certification, Dr. Puckett takes intensive exams and continuing education, which allows us to offer our patients the best in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The ABOMS exam is a 2-day test that evaluates knowledge in anatomy, pathology, surgery, diagnosis, treatment, and ethics. Certified oral surgeons are required to participate in continuing education credits every year, which means Dr. Puckett is always on top of his game and the newest developments in dental technology.
Board-Certified Oral Surgeons Offer Patients Complete Peace of Mind
ABOMS establishes criteria for competence and knowledge that determines the standards of care to safely practice the specialty. Dr. Puckett demonstrated achievement of this extensive training, experience and knowledge and was granted board certification, indicated by title Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
In order to become Board Certified, Dr. Puckett completed a rigorous application and examination process that extends over several years. Verifiable evidence of educational and training qualifications, as well as experience was required. The process of board certification requires passing both a thorough written qualifying examination and an intense oral certifying examination.
The ABOMS strongly encourages its Diplomates to continue their professional development through various educational experiences. As a Diplomate of the ABOMS, Dr. Puckett maintains his excellent level of care through ongoing professional education that includes national meetings, seminars and lectures.
How Wilmington Oral Surgery Takes Top-Notch Care a Step Further
We don’t rest on our laurels here, because we know patients all have specialized needs – not just the treatments they require, but the kind of care. Nervous patients might need sedation for their oral procedures. Geriatric patients may need significant dental grafting before they can take a reconstruction method. Patients with health issues may need alternatives to anesthesia or painkillers post-op. We take measures to make sure every patient gets the tailored care they need.
As well, we stay at the head of the curve when it comes to cutting-edge dental tech and holistic oral treatments, including:
- Denting bone grafting
- Waterlase root canals
- Homeopathic aftercare kits
- Holistic dental reconstruction
- 3D cone-beam x-rays
- Zirconia ceramic dental implants
Welcome to Wilmington Oral Surgery; We Can’t Wait to Meet You!
If your dentist or another dental specialist has told you it’s time for an oral surgery, schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon. We’ll develop an in-depth treatment plan that works with your health, schedule, needs, and budget. Whether it’s a wisdom teeth extraction or anything from a single dental implant to a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Puckett can help. Let’s get you back to your best, healthiest smile.