What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)?
What is a Periodontist?
Why is your dentist referring you to a Periodontist?
What is an Endodontist?
Endodontics is a dental specialty concerned with treating the inside of the tooth. The endodontist receives additional training after dental school to become an expert on dental pulp and periapical tissues of the teeth. He or she can diagnose and treat infection, damage and disease within the tooth’s internal structures.
Endodontists provide a thorough dental examination that may include measuring tooth sensitivity, pulp testing and diagnostic imaging. This allows for a determination of the overall condition of the pulp and periapical tissue. The endodontist evaluates the results and determines the best method of treatment to alleviate the problem and prevent tooth loss.
What is a Prosthodontist?
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
What is an Orthodontist?
An Orthodontist adjusts misaligned teeth and treats related problems of the mouth, teeth and jaws. With an arsenal of tools that includes braces, retainers and many other devices, an orthodontist develops and implements a plan for straightening the teeth and correcting the way the jaws fit together.
Orthodontists treat children for many different problems, such as crowded or misplaced teeth, difficulty biting or chewing, speech issues and teeth that meet in an irregular way. These tooth and jaw problems may be caused by adverse habits like thumb sucking, disharmonies of growth between the upper and lower jaws or an overbite, underbite or crossbite.