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A. Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease, as well as implant dentistry. A periodontist receives several years of additional training in their specialty after dental school. The periodontists at GumDocs are trained and experienced professionals who regularly perform the restorative procedures needed to improve your smile.
A. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon primarily treats dental and medical conditions that involve the mouth and maxillofacial area. The maxillofacial area includes the forehead, face, and cheekbones, and includes both hard and soft tissue, such as bone and gingiva. Typically, these surgeons perform procedures that treat or correct a multitude of medical or dental conditions. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is considered a dental specialty, although the work involved is usually more complex than what a general dentist does. Maxillofacial surgeons are, in actuality, a combination of a dentist and a medical doctor.
A. A TMJ specialist doctor focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment process of patients with Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions, or TMD. Most people recognize issues associated with TMD as TMJ, which is an acronym for the joint itself (Temporomandibular Joint). Dentists can receive training for TMJ disorders, and they have a proclivity for identifying causes for TMJ disorders which range from issues with occlusion (how your teeth come together) to issues in the joint itself.
A. There are many reasons to see a periodontist, such as tooth replacement, bone or gum grafts, and the treatment of gum disease. Schedule a consultation if you experience any of the following:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Bleeding, swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Sores or pain in your mouth
- Recent changes in your bite
A. We are always accepting new patients and we would be pleased to help you improve the health of your smile. New patient visits include a consultation, evaluation, and discussion of your dental history. Our doctors will work with you to create the ideal treatment plan for you.
A. General dentists often refer patients to us for specialty care. Your dentist may send us x-rays or dental history data for your convenience. Just be sure to mention that you are a referral when you make your appointment with us.
A. We offer sedation dentistry to make your appointment with us enjoyable and relaxing. Fear shouldn't stop you from getting the care you need.
A. You will receive excellent care with the doctors in our office. Doctors Jones, Schwartz, Ghaly, MacKay, Fung, McGuire, Valiquette, and Elsaraj are dedicated to lifelong learning and research. Our doctors offer the most innovative procedures available to provide you with convenience and improved health.