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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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