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Defining the Dental Field

  • An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon:     Is in the surgical treatment of disease and disorder of the mouth, jaws, face, and associated structures. (Facial trauma and infections, reconstructive procedures, extractions, implants, and dental anesthesia).
  • An Endodontist:  A dentist who specializes in root canal therapy.
  • A Periodontist:   A dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum disease.
  • An Orthodontist:   In the treatment of malocclusions (bad bites) and crooked teeth.
  • A Pediatric Dentist:   In the treatment of pediatric dental patients.
  • A Prosthodontist:     Specializes in difficult restorative cases.

 

 

 

 

Dry Sockets

Dry sockets develop after an extraction when the blood clot at the surgical site is lost or is dissolved resulting in increased pain and delayed healing. Follow the surgeon’s instructions after surgery to help prevent dry sockets. If a dry socket does develop it can be treated.

Wisdom Teeth

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure, and the vast majority of people will require the removal of their wisdom teeth at sometime in their lives. The procedure is much easier tolerated by the patient at a younger age.

 

The ideal time for wisdom teeth removal is when the patient is in their mid teens to early twenties. So don’t delay the procedure until problems occur and the recovery from the procedure is more difficult!