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Oral Surgeon Vs Endodontist
I might have to have a root canal. What is the difference between an Endodontist and an Oral Surgeon?
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
My tooth had a root canal and crown replacemtn that keeps getting dacayed. Do I need an oral surgeon or endodontist?
Your dentist: Contrary to what some people believe, a root canal treated tooth with a crown place on afterwards can still develop decay. You still have to maintain proper oral hygiene with the tooth as you would with any other tooth. This also means regular dental check ups. Have your general dentist evaluate the tooth to determine what course of treatment is indicated.See 5 more doctor answers
I feel pressure on the bottom front teeth. Dentist and Endodontist and Oral Surgeon do not see anything in X-rays. What could cause this?
Atypical odontalgia: Is a poorly understood chronic pain disorder that is best defined as persistent pain in apparently normal teeth or adjacent oral tissues (e.g., alveolar bone, gingiva). The management of AO is extremely difficult and no single approach has proven to be universally effective. See Orofacial Pain specialist for treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
What kind of dentist should I come to be diagnosed? (endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or periodontist) I've got root canals for my front teeth two years ago. Since last year, every time I bite food with my front teeth, a shooting pain happens
General dentist: I would begin with your general dentist to have an examination. If they feel it is necessary they will refer you to a specialist..See 5 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Oral surgeons have extensive training in sedation and/or general anesthesia, and have been performing outpatient surgery in their offices for a long time. With any office that performs in office anesthesia, having trained personnel, proper monitoring equipment, medications, and safe operating protocols are a must. Most oral surgeons must meet the established guidelines in order to provide it.See 4 more doctor answers
Many: Diprivan (aka propofol) has been used for both sedation and general anesthesia. There are many potential side effects, from most benign to most serious. The package insert can be found at http://www.Fda.Gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/00/may00/050900/tab0003.Pdf. It is likely most complete and it has listed many of the side effects known.
Varies: Oral surgeons usually are trained in IV sedation as well as other modalities, but some dentists who have taken advanced course work can administer the same anesthesia.
Generally: We do not do that up front. We do rx the day of for post op pain.
Could be any: See a dentist who can diagnose what is causing your symptoms. Look at www. Aaop. Org or www. Aacfp. Org for dentists in your area.See 2 more doctor answers
Can an oral surgeon see if there is any obstruction in the airways from martial arts facial impact? (ie kick to face)
Facial trauma.: If you’re suspecting facial trauma, you might be better served by an evaluation by an ENT physician.
Should I have my crown lengthening done by an oral surgeon or periodontist? I understand that it can be done by both.
Periodontist: Dental crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue to expose more of a tooth's structure. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the gums. In addition to four years of dental school, periodontists also complete at least 3 more years of specialized study in this field. Call your periodontist todaySee 3 more doctor answers
Have a dry socket. The oral surgeon packed it with meds on Monday. I can't even rinse it without pain. Is this ever going to heal?
Be gentle & wait: Dry socket is usually due to loss of blood clot covering the exposed bone and tissue. Over time this clot is replaced by healing tissue that covers the bone & exposed tissue. This also will cause reduction of pain. This process usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. Be gentle to avoid removing the healing tissue tissue while rinsing or hygiene care. If pain lasts longer than 3 weeks have it checked.
Does an "oral surgeon" perform the same duties an "oral maxillo facial surgeon" as listed in dental directories? Are these names always interchangable
Yes and no: Oral surgeries can be performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a periodontist, an endodontist, a prosthodontist and even a general dentist. Generally, however, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon refers to him or herself as an oral surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
2 Red patch under tongue, nonsmoker, oral surgeon took health hist & looked at it said don't worry about it but I'm worried could it be something worse?
See your dentist: There are many and various oral lesions which could match your description (traumatic erythema, Reiter disease, etc). I can appreciate your concern, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your dentist for further investigation or referral to oral medicine specialist.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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