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Oral Surgeon Vs Endodontist
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
Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts ...Read more
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
What is the difference between a general dentist extracting fully erupted wisdom tooth and an oral surgeon/maxillofacial doing it?
Not Necessarily: A dmd is a dental degree and can refer to any general dentist or dental specialist. An oral surgeon has completed a specialty program (additional training beyond the dds/dmd degree). Some oral surgeons also have md degrees which make them dmd md or dds md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Endo vs Perio: A endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the nerve of teeth. He can surgically or through conventional root canal treatment save teeth from being lost. A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth, such as the gums, jaw bone and periodontal ligament. Both fields in dentistry are essential in saving teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical experience: A dentist does have some experience in oral surgery procedures. An oral surgeon specializes in removal or teeth, sedation, wisdom teeth, bone grafting, trauma, pathology, placement of dental implants, jaw surgery and tmj. It is your choice on which doctor you want to go with. The more complicated the procedure or treatment it may be worthwhile having an oral surgeon involved. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Can be both: All licensed oral surgeons, regardless of degree type (dds or dmd) attend dental school, and several additional years of oral surgery training. In addition, some oral surgeons are dual trained as md/dmd or md/dds. This added background may give them a different perspective when interpreting test results and clinical exams but is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 ?
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
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