Sure, we’re a family dentist that offers comprehensive dental care. We do it all — cleanings and other preventive care, root canals, emergency dental care, cosmetic dentistry. And yet there are occasions when we’ll refer you to a specialist.
Because sometimes a dental issue is especially sensitive or complicated for a variety of reasons — and it requires someone specially trained to provide optimal care. Advanced care optimizes the very best outcome for your health.
There are dozens of different types of dental specialists, each with their own particular expertise. Some of the most common include:
- Periodontists — these specialists focus on gum disease and the support of the supportive bone tissue. While we can treat gum disease, we may recommend a periodontist for particularly advanced cases.
- Endodontists — these are root canal specialists that focus on treating the nerves or pulp within the tooth. While we regularly perform root canals, certain instances may require a specialist — say a tooth in a hard to reach area or a deep infection within the pulp.
- Orthodontists — these specialists help straighten teeth and can recommend and facilitate braces.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — there are a number of reasons to see an oral surgeon, but the most common is wisdom teeth removal. Other reasons include the treatment of tumors and cysts in jaws, and facial injuries.
We’re happy to recommend specialists we trust, or you can choose your own specialist. Though the dental care under a specialist tends to be more expensive, the advanced treatment is usually worth it. And yes, we’re happy to provide any follow up treatment. We’re always here if you have any questions.