Oral Surgery

  • James W. DeLasho
  • James D. Allegretto

Abstract

The family physician must understand the problems in dentistry and oral surgery which he will encounter in practice; some will be within his scope of competence, but most will be referred for definitive care. In order to correctly refer, the physician must be cognizant of the various specialties in dentistry. The various practitioners and specialists in the field of dentistry are as follows:
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    Endodontist—Treats diseases of the dental pulp. Primarily involved in root canal therapy.

     
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    General Dentist—All phases of dentistry.

     
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    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon—Exodontia (extraction of teeth), diagnosis and surgical correction of diseases, malformations and trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region.

     
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    Oral Pathologist—Microscopic and gross pathology of the oral region.

     
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    Orthodontist—The diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of tooth alignment and occlusion.

     
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    Pedodontist—Children’s dentistry.

     
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    Periodontist—Treatment of diseases of the tooth-supporting structures such as pyorrhea.

     
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    Prosthodontist—Replacement of lost dentition with dentures and bridgework and maxillofacial prosthesis.

     

Keywords

Oral Cavity Dental Caries Trigeminal Neuralgia Lichen Planus Carious Lesion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. DeLasho
  • James D. Allegretto

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