What is a Difference between A Dentist, An Orthodontist, and an Oral Surgeon?

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Many people have always confusion regarding Dentist, Oral Surgeon, and Orthodontics. Though all three are of the same profession, working on the human mouth to improve oral health and alleviate discomfort, each has distinct knowledge, skills, responsibilities, patients, and workplaces.

There is a large difference between Dentist, Oral Surgeon, and an Orthodontist.

Dentists:

Dentists are typically considered an oral health primary care provider. Similar to a family doctor who can diagnose and treat health problems, dentists diagnose and treat oral health issues.
Dentist provides checkups, dental exams, a diagnostic exam, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, root canals, gum care, veneers, crowns, teeth whitening and general preventative maintenance.
Dentists are typically considered an oral health primary care provider. Similar to a family doctor who can diagnose and treat health problems, dentists diagnose and treat oral health issues.

Orthodontics:

Orthodontics pass through dental school and complete additional training in techniques and methods to properly align teeth.
The best orthodontists are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. This is the sole orthodontic specialty board that the American Dental Association recognizes.

Those who have an under bite, overbite, overcrowded teeth or gaps between teeth are commonly referred to an orthodontist. These professionals have a thorough understanding of how to construct and place braces and other orthodontic equipment.

Oral Surgeon:

Oral Surgeon refers to maxillofacial surgeons. A dentist who have obtained specialized training to understand how properly treat especially complex dental challenges. For example, impacted teeth, facial fractures and injuries or infections, tooth loss, and some jaw injuries or problems. Most patients see their dentist as the initial point of contact. If oral surgery is necessary, the patient allies with an oral surgeon for such specialized care.

In terms of education, oral surgeons complete dental school and an extra four years of training.
Hungary Dental Implant has a separate team of all, Dentist, Oral Surgeon and Orthodontics for treating the dental problems.

Viktor Hajko is the manager of the Hungary Dental Implant is a dental agency which has worked for many years with several dental clinics in Hungary and UK. They have offices and partner clinics in London, where consultations and aftercare sessions are held.

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