Day: June 20, 2020

OMS vs. Dentist | Deciding Your Dental Health Professional

How is an OMS Different than a Dentist?

For many people, a loose tooth, tooth pain or even general oral discomfort might bring back memories of anxiety-inducing visits to the dentist. It also can be difficult to find time to visit a dentist, let alone schedule time to see a specialist. It is important to know that when unexpected oral health issues arise, you may benefit more from a visit to a nearby oral and maxillofacial surgeon than your general dentist.

When to Visit the Dentist

Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining oral health, and patients should visit a dentist for:

  • Routine teeth cleanings and checkups to assess the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Repairs to damaged teeth (fillings, onlays and crowns)
  • Dentures
  • Root canals

When it comes to more complicated procedures such as removing wisdom teeth and placing dental implants, a patient should visit

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Is Dentistry a Science? – The Atlantic

In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for someone new. An acquaintance recommended John Roger Lund, whose practice was a convenient 10-minute walk from Mitchell’s home, in San Jose, California. Lund’s practice was situated in a one-story building with clay roof tiles that housed several dental offices. The interior was a little dated, but not dingy. The waiting room was small and the decor minimal: some plants and photos, no fish. Lund was a good-looking middle-aged guy with arched eyebrows, round glasses, and graying hair that framed a youthful face. He was charming, chatty, and upbeat. At the time, Mitchell and Lund both owned Chevrolet Chevelles, and they bonded over their mutual love of classic cars.

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