Dental Specialties

What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)?

Drs. Luczynski, McDonald or Haase may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you require surgery for damage, decay or extractions that cannot be performed in the office. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth and neck.

What is a Periodontist?

Drs. Luczynski, McDonald or Haase may refer you to a Periodontist if your gums require special attention. Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.They have had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school. As specialists they devote their time, energy and skill to helping patients care for their gums.

What is an Endodontist?

Drs. Luczynski, McDonald and Haase may refer you to an Endodontist if the inside of your tooth requires special attention. An Endodontist specializes in the tooth pulp (located at the center of your tooth) and tissues surrounding the tooth. They have had extensive training with two to three additional years of study after dental school.

What is a Prosthodontist?

Drs. Luczynski, McDonald or Haase may refer you to a Prosthodontist if you have missing teeth or facial deformities that require a specialist. The prosthodontist examines and diagnoses disabilities caused by loss of teeth and supporting structures and create prostheses to restore the proper function and esthetics of the mouth, face, and jaw. Typically, the Prosthodontist will have had extensive training with three or more additional years of study after dental school.

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A Pediatric Dentist specializes in treating the unique challenges of a child’s developing teeth. Although a general dentist can treat children, some parents prefer to choose a pediatric dentist who has special training in child behavior, physical growth and development,and whose office is decorated and equipped with toys, characters, and activities geared specifically for children.

What is an Orthodontist?

Drs. Luczynski, McDonald or Haase may refer your child to an Orthodontist if they have crowded or overlapping teeth or if they have jaw or tooth development difficulties. An orthodontist prevents and treats mouth, teeth, and jaw problems. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws align.