If you’ve been visiting us for dental checkups, cleanings, and the like then you’re visiting us for things that fall under general dentistry. However, if something comes up that requires a very specific type of treatment, you may require the help of a dental specialist. Not familiar with the different fields of specialization that may suddenly offer you the assistance you need to improve your oral health and comfort? We encourage you to learn a bit about each area, so you’re well informed if the time comes.
An orthodontist focuses on the alignment of your smile, or the way your top and bottom teeth (and your jaws) fit together. In the best of circumstances, they fit together well, providing you with comfortable daily function. If not, you may require braces or other orthodontic treatment for improvement.
Periodontal therapy is something that patients need when their gum health becomes compromised. Periodontics focuses on the tissues that support your teeth, such as your gums, connective tissue, and jawbone.
Is your tooth infected? If you need a root canal or special therapy that focuses on the roots of your teeth – which are the lowermost hollow spaces within each tooth, housing dental pulp – then you may need the care of an endodontic dental specialist.
If you need prosthodontics then you require the help of a dental specialist who works on teeth replacement. Sometimes referred to as “dental prosthetics” these devices typically replace missing teeth. Examples may include a dental bridge or denture.
This one is for children. You may wish to bring your child to a pediatric dentist to ensure your little one is receiving the specialized dental care he or she needs for successful, enjoyable treatment.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
This type of dental specialist – your oral & maxillofacial surgeon – will concentrate on addressing the needs of your mouth, head, and face. For instance, you may require a tooth extraction, bone grafting, or a biopsy.
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With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 695-2290.