Your general dentist has informed you that you need more extensive dental work. Your wisdom teeth need to be removed, you need a dental implant, or perhaps you are suffering from TMJ and need treatment. The general dentist assures you that they can take care of all of your dental needs right there in their office.
Before making an appointment with your dentist, consider seeing a specialist for your oral surgery in NYC instead. (Especially since the best oral surgeon in NYC is Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi!)
Specialist vs. General Dentist – Why does it matter?
What can a dentist do?
A dentist takes care of your general oral health. They exam and clean your teeth, remove tooth decay and teach you proper dental hygiene. A general dentist can also:
- read X-rays and diagnostics
- fill cavities
- repair damaged teeth
- diagnose gum disease
- whiten your teeth
- diagnose a jaw issue
- administer anesthesia
- put in fillings or sealants
What can a dental specialist do?
A dental specialist is someone who has received further training in a dental specialty beyond their general dentistry degree. There are twelve dental specialties recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB).
- Dental Anesthesiology
- Dental Public Health
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral Medicine
- Orofacial Pain
- Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Pediatric Dentistry
Why is it so important to pick a dental specialist for certain procedures?
To put it simply, a specialist has more training and experience. Going to an expert in a particular area of dentistry ensures that you receive the best possible treatment.
Think of it this way: Would you rather go to a dentist who has performed a few wisdom teeth extractions or to a specialist who has performed hundreds? If you choose a dental specialist over a general dentist, their training, equipment, expertise, and experience may support faster healing and less discomfort.
Is Dr. Ghazal a specialist?
She certainly is! Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are advanced specialists who diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions that affect the bones and tissues of the mouth, jaw, face, head, and neck.
Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi specializes in:
- Dental Implants
- Bone Grafting
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
- Treating Oral Cancers, Tumors, and Biopsies
- Botox for TMJ Disorder and Bruxism
- IV Sedation and Anesthesia
And she is passionate about what she does! Dr. Ghazal gets to do what she loves every single day. For her, ‘work’ doesn’t feel like work, and you reap the rewards as a patient. She cares deeply that each patient receives the absolute best in care and treatment. Dr. Ghazal is tireless in solving her patient’s oral health difficulties, and her skills as a surgeon are truly unparalleled. She has earned her reputation as being the best oral surgeon in NYC.
Make an Appointment with the Best Oral Surgeon in NYC Today!
As a patient of Upper East, you also benefit from Dr. Ghazal’s caring and conscientious staff. They are here to help you and answer your questions anytime. Call now to book an appointment!