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Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon Vs Periodontist
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 work mostly with the mouth. He will do most of the surgeries through or around the mouth, but may also do things related to the jaw and maxilla bones that form the mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Significant Differen: Oral surgeon is usually a dentist (can have medical degree) who does training in oral surgery plastic surgeon has usually completed 5 years of training in general surgery and an additional 2-3 years in plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon performs surgery on all areas of the body, while oral surgeons frequently limit their practice to the head and jaw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different training: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons start in dental school and plastic surgeons start in medical school. At the end of the day, the individual surgeon varies in qualify and expertise more than the classification really does. Some maxillofacial surgeons just pull out molars all day. Some plastic surgeons do very little aesthetic work. These variations are important for the potential patient to assess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot: Oral ; maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry. It includes dental extractions with special training for wisdom teeth, treatment of dental infections, cysts of the jaws, dental implant placement, repair of facial injuries from trauma, and jaw surgery for facial deformities or abnormal growth and bite discrepancies. The dental management of the medically compromised patient is included. ...Read more
Training: Both go to 4 years of dental school. An oral surgeon then goes for several years of additional training in tooth extraction and oral facial surgery. An oral surgeon would not place fillings or crowns and perform routine preventive dental care. Most general dentists would not place implants or extract impacted teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?
Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.
Depends: All depends on your location and the specialists there. Most important is the level of expertise for your needs. Volume probably goes to the Oral Surgeons, then Perio, then Prostho. Best bet is to see the Prosthodontist first as they will be the captain of the restorative ship. If the implant is not properly positioned, it may compromise the result. Often a team is in place. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the pros and cons of having a general dentist vs a oral surgeon to do wisdom teeth extraction?
Several: Many general dentists are well trained and qualified and routinely remove wisdom teeth in their practices. Oral surgeons have advanced training and often treat the more complicated or difficult cases and may be better equipped to handle complications that may occur. Although some general dentists may offer IV sedation, most oral surgeons offer IV sedation or general anesthesia routinely. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
With the same experience of crown lengthenings performed, is an oral/maxillofacial surg. or a periodontist (both board certified) the better choice?
An Oral History of--: Depends on training and experience.Oral means...oral, inside the mouth,which also involves adjacent tissues. Maxillo-refers to structures above the gum line-& facial,the rest of the face(usually not the nose).That leaves the mandible, i.e. jaw.Some do it all, others specialize, others are restricted to the mouth . Thank God you didn't ask about Prosthodontics,Endodontics, Orthodontics, or hernias ...Read more
Dentist refuses to refer to hospital oral surgeon in UK my Dentist registered with GDC couple of yrs.Not oral specialist sealed Impacted Wisdom tooth ?
Does an "oral surgeon" perform the same duties an "oral maxillo facial surgeon" as listed in dental directories? Are these names always interchangable
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