Oral Surgery Associates of Central Georgia PC
Dr. Tom K. Szakal
established in 1997
Warner Robins, Georgia
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Tom Szakal
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Tom K. Szakal, DDS Graduated Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He then completed his dental training at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1993 with honors.
Dr. Szakal then received his training in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Chandler Medical Center/University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Szakal began practicing in Warner Robins in 1997. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be referred by a dentist to schedule an appointment?
No, you do not have to be referred by an office to schedule an appointment.
Do I have to have a consultation appointment?
Yes, Dr. Szakal will examine you to determine the proper course of treatment
Can the consultation and surgery be performed the same day?
Yes, in cases where the surgery is minor (single tooth extraction) it can be performed the same day.
Do I have to have an x-ray taken?
Yes, current x-rays are required for any dental exam or procedure. Your general dentist can provide you with current x-rays to bring if available. Otherwise, our skilled staff can take films at your appointment.
Do I need to have someone drive me after my procedure or can I drive?
If you are receiving IV Sedation or General Anesthesia, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you for several hours following surgery.
What is a dry socket?
Dry socket can occur, in rare cases, 4-5 days after an extraction. Dry socket is not an infection. Dry socket is inflammation of the bone due to breakdown of the protective clot after the extraction of the tooth. The primary reason for prolonged pain after an extraction. Dry socket is most common in smokers and extractions of the lower back jaw. Contact our office if you think you have dry socket.
I have insurance. Do I have to make a payment the day of surgery?
Our insurance specialist will contact your insurance carrier to see what oral surgery benefits you may have through your medical and/or dental plans. You will be responsible for your estimated portion at the time of treatment.
Do you offer payment plans?
Warner Robins, GA 31088