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Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon - What's the difference?

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Weo Admin
Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon - What's the difference?If you need to have a complex dental procedure, your dentist may recommend visiting an oral surgeon. Even though a dentist and oral surgeon sound interchangeable, they have different roles, training, and experience in dental training.

At Everwell Dentistry, Dr. Embree and Dr. Heys can evaluate the risk of developing oral problems and recommend an oral surgeon to check for other mouth abnormalities.

What Does a Dentist Do?

A dentist examines your general dental health and provides simple dental treatments like a root canal, crowns, fillings. In a routine checkup, they clean your teeth and check for cavities. Other responsibilities include performing tooth extractions, using X-rays to diagnose teeth, and educating patients on preventive dental care.

If you're looking for a dentist for a routine checkup, we recommend visiting Dr. Embree and Dr. Heys at Everwell Dentistry

What Does an Oral Surgeon Do?

An oral surgeon or maxillofacial surgeon specializes in mouth, face, and jaw surgery. This practice requires additional training to handle more complex dental cases. Oral surgeons also treat cancer patients and accident victims while working as part of larger surgical teams in hospitals.

Other responsibilities include removing soft tissue, tumor, and cysts, performing jaw realignment surgeries, complex tooth extractions involving bone, and placing dental implants.

Who Do You Go to? A Dentist or an Oral Surgeon?

The right professional for your case depends on the type of treatment you need. For routine dental procedures, you can see a dentist. For complicated cases that require surgery, you'll need an oral surgeon. In many cases, both professionals work together to solve different dental cases.

At Everwell Dentistry, Dr. Embree or Dr. Heys can guide you regarding the dental treatment you need and recommend an oral surgeon if required. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (734) 973-0000 today.
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