In this video, you get to hear from a dental hygienist about the different types of dentists and how to find the best dentist for your specific situation. There are seven main specialties that are focused on in this video, so follow along to learn more!
General & Family Dentists
All dentists start out as general dentists, and most people want family dentists so the majority of the services their family needs happen in one place.
These specialists generally only provide services to people of all ages who need their teeth straightened or have significant malocclusions.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
If you need extractions, reconstructions, or repairs then these are all done by oral surgeons, who bridge the area between dentists and traditional medical surgeons.
When you have progressive gum disease, a dentist will refer you to a periodontist because they are gum experts.
These specialists can diagnose chronic tooth pain, assess cracked teeth, perform root canals, and more.
When you need a full mouth reconstruction or oral rehabilitation, these dentists work closely with your general dentist to provide a wide range of restorations.
These specialists work with young children and teens and work to make the child comfortable and track their oral growth and health.