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What is endodontist vs periodontist?

What is endodontist vs periodontist?

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 more

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Dr. John Yu
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Endodontics (Definition)

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


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Should I show courtesy by calling my periodontist who says "extractions" before I contact an endodontist without his knowledge on my own?

Should I show courtesy by calling my periodontist who says "extractions" before I contact an endodontist without his knowledge on my own?

Get a second opinion: Regardless, if you call or not, always get a second opinions when discussing extractions of permanent teeth. Take care. ...Read more

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Dds # only: if i know I have a gum abscess, i would see a periodontist vs. An endodontist, right?

Dentist: See a general dentist first, he is the captain of your team & he can make the diagnosis (understand your problem ) & give you all the treatment recommendations &/ or referrals if necessary. ...Read more

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Would an periodontist rather just pull an abscessed tooth rather than send me to an outside endodontist? Should I say I have an endodontist available?

Root canal: A periodontist will refer you to an endodontist if you need a root canal. They want you to,have the most appropriate treatment and will make referrals to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Multiple periodontists do not know what is causing my gum recession. I'm 35, and I've had bone loss. Should I see a prosthodontist or an endodontist?

Multiple periodontists do not know what is causing my gum recession. I'm 35, and I've had bone loss. Should I see a prosthodontist or an endodontist?

Prosthodontist: And have a complete medical workup with your physician to rule out any underlying conditions. Taking a team approach is the best way to tackle this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Periodontics (Definition)

The branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the periodontium. ...Read more