Dental Specialties

Dental Specialties

What is meant by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

An OMS surgeon handles surgeries and operations in the mouth, facial or the jaw region. A 4-year medical school is followed by 5 to 7 years of medical training in a hospital for any OMS surgeon. This extensive training period allows the OMS surgeons to perform surgery on bone or soft tissue as well on the skin.

What is a Periodontist?

The dentists who specialize in the field of diagnosis and treatment relating to periodontal ailments is known as a Periodontist. Two more years of training after 4 years of the medical school ensure extensive training for the periodontist. Periodontist is amongst eight of the only dental specialists that have been recognized by the American Dental Association. Why

What is the reason for you a referral to a periodontist?

A dentist and a periodontist, usually, work as members of a single team to ensure the maximum and the best care for your teeth. If your dentist thinks your gums need extra attention, he will refer you to a periodontist. Seeking referral for you from a periodontist means that your dentist is bent on providing the best care for you.

Who is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialists of diagnosis and treatment of any destructive process, including abnormalities and injuries.

Examination of the teeth of the patient and reading of the radiograph help the endodontist in the determination of the pulp vitality and the condition of the periapical tissue present in the teeth. A prescription deemed fit by the dentist is then given to you.

What does a Prosthodontist do?

A prosthodontist diagnoses the disabilities that may be caused due to tooth loss and structures responsible for supporting the region. A treatment utilizing corrective prostheses is used on the patient to regain the complete capability of the teeth.

What is the role of a Pediatric Dentist?

At least 2 years of additional training after Medical School is required to become a Pediatric Dentist. A Pediatric Dentist is a tooth specialist for the children, and the further  training is utilized to train the dentist on the care and treatment of the teeth of children. A pediatric dentist is responsible for maintaining the health of the teeth as well as suggesting preventative measures and care for the child’s teeth.

What is meant by an Orthodontist?

The specialist of the mouth, tooth, and the jaw regions is known as an Orthodontist. Diagnoses and Treatment of problems related to these regions are diagnosed by the Orthodontist. Retainers, Corrective guards, and braces may be used to correct the alignment of the teeth.

Orthodontists also treat kids with problems like overlapping or crowded teeth or irregular growth of the jaw and development of the teeth.

Why would I require an Orthodontist?

If you suffer from any problems related to the mouth, tooth or the jaw regions, an Orthodontist is your best option to consider. Your dentist may refer you to an Orthodontist if he sees uneven tooth growth or development.


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