Oral medicine is a very niche dental specialty and there are only a few high quality professionals in the UK that specialise in oral medicine; now WELU is providing you with the opportunity to search for your perfect dentist and oral health care specialist by allowing you to choose from over 30,000 of our registered specialist dentists from over 4000 clinics in over 3000 location across the UK.
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Like the rest of the human body, the mouth requires medical attention outside of regular dental treatments and checkups. Oral medicine is widely considered the crossover point between dentistry and general medicine as there requires knowledge and application of both fields.
Similarly to oral microbiology, oralmedicine focuses on elements of the mouth that are not directly related to dental care.However unlikeoral surgery and maxillofacial surgery, oralmedicine deals with the non-surgical treatment of non-dental ailments affecting the mouth and the lower facial area (orofacial region). So any medical concerns you may have with your mouth/lower face that are not directly related to your teeth would be better looked at by an oral medicine specialist as they will focus upon managing conditions and issues with the mouth without the use or need of surgery.
An oral medicine specialist is as equally qualified as both doctor and a dentist, in a lot of cases, an oral medicine professional will have degrees in both dentistry and medicine. This will give them an advantage and the ability to diagnose, manage and treat issues that may not be picked up by either your regular dentist or your general physician.