What is the difference Between a Dentist and an Oral Surgeon?
Posted on 11/22/2021 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Many people often do not differentiate between a general dentist and an oral surgeon. It can be difficult to determine who the specialist for your oral needs is. The dentist and oral surgeon may seem similar but they have different levels of education, expertise, and even training. Each has its role in the oral health of a patient.
Who is a dentist?
A general dentist offers primary care as well as preventive care for your teeth. A dentist should be seen regularly even when you do not have oral or teeth problems. They conduct a general examination to determine if your health is on the right track. Both adults and children should visit a dentist often so that they can have cleanings, X-rays, and oral screenings to determine if their oral health is okay. If you frequent dental visits the dentist captures gum diseases before they become health hazards. A dentist will help in the identification of issues related to gum disease, root canals and also offers cosmetic makeovers. Some of the procedures a dentist can perform are veneers, crowns, fillings, bridges, and sealants as well as the whitening process.
Who is an Oral surgeon?
Oral surgeons offer specialized oral treatment to their patients. A dentist will refer you to a specialist who is the oral surgeon and is also known as a maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeons have extensive training, education and deal with dental issues that are related to the face, jaw, oral cavity, and teeth. The surgeons have advanced training and can perform what dentists do but they mainly deal with the more advanced cases. The surgeons make sure that.
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