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Do I complain to elderly person's dentist if sent to periodontist and not to oral and maxillofacial surgery for extraction?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Meng Syn
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In brief: Who does extractions

Although all dds ( dentists ) are trained to do dental extractions, they limit their practices certain procedures, probably extractions are done by periodontist.
In your area.

In brief: Who does extractions

Although all dds ( dentists ) are trained to do dental extractions, they limit their practices certain procedures, probably extractions are done by periodontist.
In your area.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. James Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Depends on your state's dental practice act / laws.
Some states restrict periodontists to do only what their specialty is supposed to do which can include removing teeth but only if it is removed in the process of current periodontal therapy ( gum treatment). It varies from state to state. You can call your state dental board to fin out facts for your state.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your state's dental practice act / laws.
Some states restrict periodontists to do only what their specialty is supposed to do which can include removing teeth but only if it is removed in the process of current periodontal therapy ( gum treatment). It varies from state to state. You can call your state dental board to fin out facts for your state.
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