WHY ORAL SURGERY?
What exactly does an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon do?
As an oral surgeon, Dr. Shrewsberry focuses on treating problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth and jaws. Dr. Shrewsberry performs complex tooth extractions, such as wisdom teeth or any impacted tooth. Oral surgeons are also the specialists when it comes to restorative dental work, including the placement of dental implants. Depending on the condition of the jaw, Dr. Shrewsberry can also perform a bone grafting procedure to ensure proper placement of the implants. In addition to these common procedures, Huntsville Oral Surgery has been called on to consult with cases of obstructive sleep apnea, facial pain and infection, biopsies and removal of lesions, and the diagnosis and treatment of some oral cancers. Dr. Shrewsberry has also undergone extensive anesthesia training and can therefore offer Huntsville Oral Surgery patients IV sedation to optimize their comfort during the procedure. The extensive clinical experience Dr. Shrewsberry brings to Huntsville Oral Surgery patients can provide help when it's needed most.
Why should you choose a Board Certified Oral Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is a surgical specialty built upon the foundation of dentistry. After completion of dental school, the specialty of OMFS requires an extensive hospital-based residency program ranging from 4-6 years. During residency the OMFS resident will spend time in numerous areas including anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), and neurosurgery, among others. In addition, an intense concentration is placed on developing expertise and experience in surgery relating to the mouth, jaws, and face. Upon graduation, an oral surgeon then becomes eligible to become a Diplomate of The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or "board certified." This process requires hard work, dedication, and multiple examinations. The status of board certified is evidence that the oral surgeon has met the highest requirements of competence within the field of OMFS. Dr. Shrewsberry's board certification indicates that he brings the highest level of care to the patients of Huntsville Oral Surgery.
Huntsville Oral Surgery
This may be required to replace missing bony tissue, and in many cases support the placement of dental implants.
MEET OUR DOCTOR
Dr. Cecil R. Shrewsberry IV,
Diplomate of the American Board of
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Shrewsberry was born on a U.S. Naval base in Naples, Italy and raised in Lake Charles, LA. He obtained his undergraduate degree from McNeese State University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Shrewsberry completed a one year post graduate internship in oral & maxillofacial surgery at LSU and Charity Hospital of New Orleans.
Dr. Shrewsberry completed a six year residency program in oral & maxillofacial surgery at the Texas Medical Center in conjunction with the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Shrewsberry completed a one year general surgical internship at the University of Texas affiliated hospitals.
Dr. Shrewsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He maintains an active dental and medical license. Dr. Shrewsberry went into private practice in 2010, began providing services to the community of Hunstville in 2012, and opened Huntsville Oral Surgery in 2016. He and his wife, Bethany, enjoy spending time with their two young daughters.
"As a person that is extremely terrified of dental visits I wish I could rate my services as 10 star. The staff is fabulous, and my oral surgery was much easier than I anticipated. Post surgery was exactly as I was told it would be, and as a final "way to go" in service, Dr Shrewsberry called to check in post op instead of relying on his wonderful nurses to relay info to him. I would recommend him and his services to anybody and everybody."
"Dr. Shrewsberry's office is always very inviting and the staff are amazing, as well as Dr. Shrewsberry. I wouldn't go anywhere else to have services done."
"This place is great. Being a student in Huntsville I wasn't too sure where to go to get my procedure done. I stumbled into Huntsville Oral Surgery to get a tooth pulled and do a full implant, and they did a great job. From the ladies at the front desk to the assistants and Dr. Shrewsberry they were all great.
I would recommend this place to anyone."