What's the difference between a Dentist and a Dental Hygenist?

What's the difference between a Dentist and a Dental Hygenist?

What's the difference between a Dentist and a Dental Hygenist?

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A Dental Hygienist is a professional who cleans your teeth. Dental Hygienist's perform regular cleaning and scaling and root planning. Scaling and root planning is basically a deep cleaning, where the dentist numbs the patient and the Hygienist cleans under the gums. Scaling and root planning is needed when the patient has periodontal disease and buildup of calculus. This is the only thing a Hygienist does. A Dentist on the other hand is allowed to do cleanings as well as numbs all patients and does Fillings, Root Canal's, Extractions, Bridges, Crowns, Dentures, and some dentist even practice cosmetic dentistry such as Implants, Invisalign, Veneers, and Whitening of your teeth. The Dentist is the one that does most procedures and hygienist just concentrates on cleaning and educating the patients on how to care for their teeth when they are home. This is the difference between a Dental Hygienist and a Dentist.

slkusract

dentist is the doctor who deals with your teeth and pulls out your teeth out if necessary dental hygenist just cleans your teeth

slkusractfallenangel

a dentist is a doctor the one who works on your teeth a gives you a diagnosis,a dental hygienist is the person who cleans your teeth

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