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