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A 27-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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Dr. James Manning
42 years experience Dentistry
Additional training: Dentists are trained in school to extract teeth, impacted or not. Oral surgeons are dentists who have specialized with additional years of training i ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
OS: Depending on the simplicity of the extraction, a general dentist may be sufficient, but an os specializes in these procedures. It will usually be less ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Ortho is specialist: An orthodontist has specialized training in orthodontics for two years after dental school, and have an additional license to practice orthodontics on ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Ortho: An orthodontist is a dentist that continued with dental school for several years specializing in orthodontics (braces). They may only limit their pra ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dentist/Orthodontist: Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the oral cavity (teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw and face) while orthodontics is a specialty within ... Read More
A 35-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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Training/experience: All dental specialists are dentists first. 4yrs college + 4 yrs (8000 hrs) dental school. About 10% of all dentists then take an additional 2-5 yrs ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely: The 6 month check up allows your dentist to find tooth/gum problems when they're small, easily and inexpensively treated. The cleaning removes debris ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
DMD/DDS: They are basically the same. Some schools issue a doctor of medical dentistry.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Additional Training: A periodontist has gone through dental school, like other dentists, but then continued with specialized training for an additional 2-3 years. They spe ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Titlow
39 years experience Dentistry
How they are paid: Nhs(national health service) dentists are paid by the government and work in areas where there is a lack of dentists available--low income, indian res ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difference: A general dentist is a generalist. May treat any dental problem. A periodontal specialist has specialty training in disease of the gingival tissues (g ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PERIODONTIST: Regular dentist like your family dental doctor you go for regular check ups, cleaning, fillings, extraction etc.A periodontist is a specialist who onl ... Read More
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Dr. Hans Reinemer
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Comfort and fit: The over the counter products can be convenient and less expensive but oftentimes do not fit quite as well. A product made in the office may cost a b ... Read More

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