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periodontist vs oral surgeon for implants

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
My recommendation: Yes, unfortunately this is not something the patient can judge for themselves and i sympathize with your frustration. There is an answer however. Your ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Dental Implants: Chose the dentist who will restore the implants with crowns /bridges or appliances first. See if they are current in implant education. Members of the ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
All of them: I see it this way: you have an architect, an engineer and contractors, the architect ( Prosthodontist or general dentist) will design (the teeth), the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Periodontist: Usually this is something done by a periodontist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Periodontist: It can even be performed by a general dentist who feels comfortable with the procedure, but I would go with a periodontist.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Periodontist: Dental crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue to expose more of a tooth's structure. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes i ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Complexity?: An Oral Surgeon has more training and experience in removing teeth than a Periodontist, GP, or any other type of Dentist. If it is a simple straight ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Sharber
37 years experience Dentistry
Either: an oral surgeon is specifically trained in extractions among other skills but in your case either may be just as appropriate depending on the particul ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not even close: Oral surgeon is BY FAR, a better choice for extracting molars. In terms of training, experience, minimization of complications, and the ability to sed ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: A sinus lift operation performed with CAT scan control and knowing the anatomy of the maxillary sinus can be performed not only by oral surgeons, peri ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Experience: Whoever does the procedure most often. Experience counts. That could be any of the three.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Periodontist: Periodontists can also extract non-complicated teeth. For complicated procedures, oral surgeons are better.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Surgeon: The periodontist who extracted your teeth where the buccal wall broke off did not graft the site at that time. An oral surgeon may have treated the si ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Apples & Oranges: Dds & dmd are equal degrees given by different dental schools. Oral surgeons are specialists with 4 years of added training. Prosthodontists have 3 y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
I'm confused too: You really did not ask a question. It appears they are asking you if you want to be put to sleep and if you want to place an implant. If your surgeon ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Plastic Surgeon: I would recumbent having implants removed by a plastic surgeon ... under anesthesia ... he or she may need to remove the capsule also and potentially ... Read More
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