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what is endodontist vs periodontist

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Root canals vs. gums: An endodontist generally does root canals, apicoectomies(cut off root tips) and perhaps place implants. Periodontist primarily deal with the support ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Your Call: You are certainly entitled to a second opinion without notifying the Periodontist. The Endodontist can keep things confidential. Mostly it is up to yo ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: If there is no root canal involvement, treatment is outside of their specialty sphere. That's like asking if an OBGyn would treat a bowl obstruction. ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Choice: Start with the specialist Endodontists. If he/she thinks there is also gum involvement you will be instructed to consult with your specialist Periodo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Floss & Brush!: Periodontitis is a gum infection/inflammation that can spread and destroy soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth.Researchers have found that ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Dentists: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in root canals.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Around the tooth: From two greek roots, "peri", which translates to "around", like in the word perimeter, "dont", which translates to "tooth", like in the word orthodon ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
See below: And orthodontist specializes in tooth movement as in braces an endodontist specializes in root canals a periodontist specializes in gum disease.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Anesthesia: An oral surgeon can sedate you with an iv. Other than that the oral surgeon generally has taken out more wisdom teeth than a general dentist. And has ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces endodontist specializes in root canal treatment periodontist specializes in gum diseases. A general dentist tr ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience Dentistry
The concept is: In a dental practice the dentist believes that all aspects of people's needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and see ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Here you go..: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm http://www.Bls.Gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.Htm.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
ROOT CANAL: Root canal treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
May be same: A maxillofacial surgeon deals with the maxilla and face. He may fix fractures, pull teeth and things along that line. An oral surgeon is going to wo ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Netra Dudhbhate
18 years experience Dentistry
Nightguard: if the tooth needs a crown in patient with bruxism habit, metal crown is the best option with additional protection of night guard or occlusal splint ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
30 years experience Endodontics
Root Canal: If tooth can be saved and restored. It would be much wiser to keep your own teeth for as long as possible..Implants are good but nothing will be like ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Both are qualified : To do them. An endodontist is a specialist who has completed two additional years of schooling for root canals. Root canals can often be very diffic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A : A wisdom tooth extraction is an extraction of a third molar. It it the farthest tooth back in the mouth both on the top and the bottom. Depending on ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: I do not know why your dentist is offering you an "enhanced" restoration. In which way is the restoration "enhanced"? This may be due to your insuranc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Privileges: The difference in the amount of education affords each a set of privileges, determined by the state in which they are licensed. For the most part, a h ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Type: Root planning (one n but self correct won't allow) is the careful scraping (planning)of the root surface below and sometimes above the gum. This is do ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See the link: Some dentists use ozone in dentistry for supposedly better results. I personally have not seen enough evidence to support their claims. However, her ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dentist: An orthodontist limits his/her practice to the specialty of orthodontia. The extractions are surgical in nature, and usually are not performed by the ... Read More

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