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A 46-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist?

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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 53 years experience
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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Specialties: An orthodontist does growth & development supervision and treats malocclusion (bad bite). An endodontist does pain management and treats the infected nerve chambers of teeth. A periodontist is responsible for the bone and gum tissues that support the teeth. All 3 specialties require at least a 2 year 60 hr/wk residency beyond dental school and limit their practice to their specialty.
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Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - orthodontics 40 years experience
Different specialty: Orthodontists straighten teeth, usually with braces. Endondontists perform root canal treatment for decayed and broken teeth that involve the pulp (nerve) Peridontists manage problems with deteriorating bone supporting the teeth, placement of implants, and problems with the gums
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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Orthodontics 50 years experience
Dental specialis: orthodontics deals with moving teeth endodontics deals with vitality of teeth periodontics deals with supporting tissues
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Dr. Stuart Sanders
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontists straighten teeth, endodontists do root canals and periodontists treat gum disease.
Oct 31, 2015

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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All are specialists: Orthodontist - straighten teeth endodontist - treat infecions of the nerves of the teeth (root canal therapy) periodontist - treat infections and defects of the bone and gum tissue surrounding the teeth.
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