May 3, 2024

From missing teeth to misaligned jawbones, there are countless conditions that can affect your oral health. Not only do these conditions make it more difficult to comfortably bite and chew, but they also deprive you of your ability to smile confidently.

No matter the nature of your oral health concern, it is imperative to seek diagnosis and care from a qualified clinician. Periodontists and oral surgeons are specialists in the surgical treatment of the smile, preserving your oral health from several different oral health concerns.

Why See a Periodontist or an Oral Surgeon?

Both are trained in various clinical interventions to preserve or repair your oral health. Consider just a few common examples:

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth often contribute to long-term dental health concerns when left in place. The best way to avoid these concerns is to have them removed preemptively. With their advanced training in surgery and anesthesia, our periodontists and oral surgeon are skilled in removing wisdom teeth while promoting patient comfort and safety.

Tooth Replacement

Periodontists and oral surgeons can place dental implants with careful planning and an understanding of the structure of the smile. Periodontists have similar clinical skills and are qualified to place dental implants. With periodontists and an oral surgeon on staff, Advanced Implant & Periodontal Specialists is completely suited to helping patients rebuild their smiles with dental implants.

Corrective Surgery

Oral surgeons can repair the jaw, teeth, and soft tissues after traumatic dental injuries, including sports accidents, auto collisions, or simple accidents.

Oral Pathology

If you ever experience an unknown or unexplainable change in the shape or texture inside your mouth, a periodontist or an oral surgeon can examine and diagnose that change. These oral pathology exams are an important first step toward prompt, potentially life-saving treatment.


Both periodontists and oral surgeons are proficiently trained in the use of anesthesia. The difference is the level of anesthesia at which each specialty is authorized to administer in a clinical setting. Periodontists may administer up to the level of IV moderate sedation, which allows the patients to maintain their own respiratory and cardiovascular drive while still having amnesia concerning the procedure itself. Oral surgeons may administer deep IV sedation and up to general anesthesia. This allows both periodontists and oral surgeons to provide safe, comfortable care during any oral surgery procedure.

Schedule a Consultation with an Oral Surgeon

No matter the nature of your oral health concern, the team of periodontists and the oral surgeon at Advanced Implant and Periodontal Specialists can help!