What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth and neck.
What is a Periodontist?
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and esthetic correction of periodontal (gum) disease related conditons. They have had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school. As specialists they devote their time, energy and skill to helping patients care for their gums and bone that support your teeth.
Why a Periodontist?
If Drs. Mogelof has determined that your gums and bone require special attention, you may be referred to our periodontist. The periodontist and Dr. Mogelof work together as a team to provide you with the highest level of care. They will combine their experience to recommend the best treatment available to you to treat your gums and bones.
What is an Endodontist?
The endodontist examines, diagnoses and treats diseases and destructive processes that involves the nerves of the teeth. These nerves can be effected by decay or traumatic injuries. If you are having pain associated with a nerve of a tooth, you may be referred to an endodontist to have that tooth treated.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist that focuses on preventing and treating problems related to the positioning of your teeth and correction of improperly developing skeletal positions (bone positions). Typically, the orthodontist uses braces, retainers, and other devices to help straighten your teeth or to even correct the way your teeth bite together.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist?
An Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist is a dentist who has special training in the identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.
What is a Pedodontist?
A Pedodontist treats infants and those children who present with specific behavioral problems or special healthcare needs not readily managed in general practices.