What’s the Difference Between a Dentist, Oral Surgeon and Periodontist?

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You’re having tooth, jaw, or gum pain. Should you see a dentist, an oral surgeon or a periodontist? In almost all situations, your first stop should be the person who does your regular dental checkups. If the pain is unbearable, even after taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, and it is after-hours, go to an urgent […]

What’s The Difference Between a Dentist and an Oral Surgeon?

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Dentists and oral surgeons both work on teeth. But most people see their dentist twice a year and only see an oral surgeon if your dentist recommended one. Dentists and oral surgeons do different things, but often collaborate: A dentist extracts teeth easily pulled, but will refer you to an oral surgeon to have a […]

Five Reasons a Dentist Would Send You to an Oral Surgeon

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You may wonder why your dentist has referred you to an oral surgeon. Do not fear! Here are some of the reasons dentists send their patients to a maxillofacial and oral surgeon. 1. You need a tooth extracted Whether it’s a wisdom tooth or another, getting an impacted tooth removed requires a surgical procedure. You […]