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What is endodontist vs periodontist?
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Root canals vs. gums
An endodontist generally does root canals, apicoectomies(cut off root tips) and perhaps place implants.
Periodontist primarily deal with the supporting structures of the teeth (bones and gums) and treat difficult cleaning cases and gum recession etc.

In brief: Root canals vs. gums
An endodontist generally does root canals, apicoectomies(cut off root tips) and perhaps place implants.
Periodontist primarily deal with the supporting structures of the teeth (bones and gums) and treat difficult cleaning cases and gum recession etc.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nerve vs. attachment
Endodontist treats all disease or lesions involving the nerve of the teeth (with and without surgery).
Periodontist treats all disease or lesion involving the attachement apparatus, i.E the supporting bone, the cementum, and the periodontal ligament (with or without surgery). Periodontist also performs bone graft and implant procedures.

In brief: Nerve vs. attachment
Endodontist treats all disease or lesions involving the nerve of the teeth (with and without surgery).
Periodontist treats all disease or lesion involving the attachement apparatus, i.E the supporting bone, the cementum, and the periodontal ligament (with or without surgery). Periodontist also performs bone graft and implant procedures.
Dr. Dinh Bui
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