Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a kind of orthopedic surgeon who specializes in performing surgeries and operations in the facial area. These specialized dentists perform surgeries on face, jaw, and teeth such as:
- Facial and jaw reconstruction
- Facial trauma repair, which are often caused by car accidents
- Facial bone realignment after facial trauma
- TMJ surgery to repair TMJ jaw joints
- Orthognathic surgery to correct misaligned jaws
- Tooth extraction, including the removal of impacted teeth
- Installation of dental implants to replace missing teeth
Orthodontics involves the use of appliances such as braces and retainers to realign the jaw and to straighten the teeth. An orthodontist makes sure that you get straight teeth and a properly aligned bite.
A pediatric dentist specializes in caring for child patients. Even young patients face problems involving their primary and permanent teeth. Pediatric dentists are experienced in dealing with young patients, and they also help teach them to develop good oral hygiene as early as possible.
These specialists are best-known for root canals procedures. However, endodontists also focus on other issues concerning the inside of the tooth.
This type of dentist is an expert in restoring teeth and replacing missing teeth. Prosthodontists often used advanced dental implants to restore the teeth so that patients can chew their food properly and also flash a great smile.
Periodontists focus on diagnosing and treating gum disease. However, they are also experts in installing dental implants, as these implants need to be inserted through the gums and into the jawbone.