Implantologist is a specialist in implantology. Implantologist have knowledge and skills in performing dental implants. Dental implant is an artificial tooth root inserted into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis such as a denture, crown or bridge.
An orthodontist is a dentist who works on a wide variety of oral health issues. Areas of focus include the mouth, gums, teeth, jaw, and nerves. Orthodontist deals with the certain types of dental problems like prevention, diagnoses of overcrowded mouths, overbites, occlusions and correction of malpositioned jaws and teeth. They help to improve the ability or appearance of the person to swallow and chew food without difficulty or pain. They also deal with other conditions such as speech impediments, jaw pain, gum disease, sleep apnea, and difficulty chewing.
A periodontist is a specialized dentist who expertized in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases. They are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures, placement of dental implants and the treatment of many periodontal diseases like gingivitis or gum disease. A general dentist is also qualified to treat periodontal disease, but a periodontist is more specialized in such diseases. During the first visit, the periodontist goes through from the history and medical reports of the patient and decides whether the patient required treatment or surgery procedures.