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Should A Peridontist Or Oral Surgeon Do Full Extract Teeth For Dentures
Periodontist: They are the "gum specialists" & they will likely provide the most sophisticated & best results. They have additional formal training for 2 years post dental school, as well as their day-to-day cases. Just as a family practitioner is capable of delivering a child, so is a dentist at being able to do a gum graft...However...If given the choice, i would choose an obstetrician every single time ;-). ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Extraction: There's much more to be considered wending an extraction other than whether a tooth is loose or not. If the tooth is loose it may be infected, or the bone around the tooth (and therefore next to the adjacent tooth) may be damaged. Shape or angulation of the roots, proximity to the lower jaw nerve, may be factors. Wisest thing would be for a wisdom tooth expert to treat you. See an Oral Surgeon ...Read more
See a dentist first: The dentist will determine the amount of bone loss present and can treat accordingly. There may be other issues present like cavities or infection. If the gum disease is severe then you will probably be referred to a periodontist. The dentist is the first place to start. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I complain to elderly person's dentist if sent to periodontist and not to oral and maxillofacial surgery for extraction?
No: Both are qualified to do extractions. Extraction is a modality of treatment in peridontal therapy. Extractions by periodontist are performed during the diagnostic, non-surgical, or surgical phases of care to eliminate pain, infection, or periodontal defects and/or to facilitate restorative treatment like implants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who mostly do dental implants. Should you go to oral surgeon or gen dentist. What credentials/experience you look for. ?
Surgeon: For the best possible diagnosis and treatment see the specialist in reconstruction -- the prosthodontist. This is the person who captains the implant team and ultimtely provides the replacement teeth. See an oral surgeon, periodontist , or prosthodontist who have had formal training in implant placement.Learn about their training and experience. Talk with patients who have had similar treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 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
Needing both my 2nd molar teeth removed. Would I have an oral surgeon do this or a regular dentist?
See an oral surgeon: General dentists commonly do simple extractions. Some general dentists have the skill required to remove complicated teeth, though most people require the services of an oral surgeon. See an oral surgeon for the best results. ...Read more
Now I have to choose between the periodontist that did gum grafting to extract 2 teeth or go to an unfamiliar oral surgeon. Whom would you choose?
Treatment plan: What is your treatment plan? Are you having implants done? These are the variables you need to decide before any teeth are extracted. What is the provisional restoration to be utilized? Speak with your general dentist, have a concrete treatment plan and follow through with whom you feel most comfortable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can school dentist use a local shot to wisdom tooth or general because I have a dentist appointment tommorrow?
Either: If you are asking can a wisdom tooth be removed with a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic the answer if either can be used. Normally it is done with a local or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia as most oral ; maxillofacial surgeons reserve general anesthesia for major cases that need to be done in a hospital operating room. ...Read more
For wisdom teeth is it better for a general dentist do the procedure rather than an oral surgeon?
It depends: Some general dentists are experienced and comfortable with removing wisdom teeth, while many are not. All oral surgeons should be comfortable and experienced with the procedure. If there are any other significant health issues or potential complications, definitely go with the surgeon. It might be more expensive, but all things being equal, i would go with the oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, usually erupt at 18-22 if they are upright and if there is enough room for them. Impacted (partially or fully) wisdom teeth can cause all kinds of havoc. Why don't you go for a dental examination and x-rays to get an answer specific to your needs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have dental consultation reports from a periodontist, oral-maxillo facial surgeon, and a full mouth series x-rays from a general dentist. Who would be the coordinator for the treatment?
Treatment planning: Generally it's your gd or prosthodontist who coordinate treatment. However, first you have to really trust the knowledge & experience of your dentist. The specific issues or main concern also plays a factor here. For example, if you have serious gum disease, the periodontist should take the first lead. For implant placement, the gp\pros should dictate placement within reason. All on same page! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dental: Making sure of communication. Do I ask a dentist for a "fluoride treatment" or "fluoride varnish" to decrease teeth sensitivity?
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
I scheduled oral/maxillofacial surgeon to take out my wisdom teeth. Is it a consultation or same-day removal?
Periodontist explained she only does an autograft for any gum recession. I have 7 bottom front teeth to do. Best options to 2 surgical visits?
Allograft: The alternative is an allograft, connective tissue from another source. Two examples are alloderm and mucograft. However, why not discuss with your doctor why she recommend an autograft, your own tissue. She might know something about your condition that we here do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you have the tendency to choose a perio dentist who does not refer out for a cbct in prep for dental implants or OMFS who has one in office?
It depends: A CT scans will give more information on where to place the implants in those areas where anatomical vital structure may cause complications ( sinus, nerves etc...). In other instances where you can visually or just using a regular X-rays can determine the best position of the implant, it may not be necessary to require a CT. Talk to the treating dentist to understand his choices. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After my wisdom teeth removal I got tmj should I go back to the oral surgeon or go to a regular dentist?
The Oral Surgeon: Some oral surgeons treat TMJ but in any event they need to be included in the team that treats you. You can also let your regular dentist know and he should be able to help with your symptoms. It is not uncommon to have some short term TMJ problems after difficult extractions and they are usually successfully treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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