General dental surgeon is a dental practitioner that provides prevention, diagnosis, treatments and other conditions affecting teeth, gums and maxillofacial region (face and jaw). Mostly these practitioners have private practices as regular dental offices, or they can work in other related practices as hospitals, secondary care institutions (like armed forces, prisons, etc).
Services that they provide:
- cavity treatment
- teeth extractions
- root canal treatments (RCT)
- non-surgical periodontal care
- pediatric care
***General dentists can expand their practice with special services as periodontal treatment, orthodontics treatments, implants, etc.
A periodontist is a dental specialist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral inflammations and periodontal disease that involves all supporting teeth structures such as deep gums tissues, ligaments, and bone.
Your general dentist or dental hygienist can help you with the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis that involves not very deep tissues inflammations. It can be done by teeth cleaning, deep scaling, root planning or medications treatments.
The advanced stages of gums and periodontium inflammation can be treated only by a periodontist. Periodontists usually have their own practice and we refer patients to there to have periodontal disease treatment.
An endodontist is a dental specialist who specialized in endodontic (soft inner tissues of teeth called pulp) treatment of teeth. Root canal treatment (RCT) procedure can be done by a general dentist as long as it is not complicated and has no risk to fail.
If the treatment of root canals is very complicated or have to be re-treated again then it can be done only by an endodontist. Sometimes these specialists invited to work as associates to regular dental offices for the convenience of specialists and patients.
Pedodontist is a dentist who specializes in the care of children’s teeth. A General dentist can be a family dentist as well and offer treatment for kids, but if kids are not cooperative during the treatment and have stress then they should be treated by this specialist.
Pedodontists have special equipment, environment, and developed programs to treat these patients right to reduce psychological distress at the same time.
Pediatric dentistry is very important for those kids who very stressed and have fair of dentists. It will improve kids’ oral health, reduce their stress behavior and improve the relationship with the dental team in the future.
Implantologist is a dental specialist who specialized in dental implants (artificial teeth). This procedure needs specialized education, so not every dentist can do that. But any general dentist can give general information about possibilities if it can be done in every individualized case.
Dental implantologists can work as in their own office or come to any general office as associates and give you free consultation some specific days.
An oral surgeon is a specialist who provides treatments with many oral diseases (soft and hard tissues), injuries or defects of face, jaw, head, neck. These specialists will help with difficult teeth extraction, correction of the displaced jaw, difficult cases of orthodontic treatments, injuries after sport or accidents, etc.
These specialists usually have their own clinics and patients are referred there most of the time.
Denturist is a special dental technician who makes, fits and repair dentures.
Denture or false teeth is a specific prosthetic device made to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be complete or partial depending if there are all or some teeth are missing.
Denturist will examine the patient’s oral health, develop a treatment plan and will take impressions for your future dentures. Most of the time denturist works in their own lab, but they can travel between offices to get everything done for patients at the general offices.
If during the visit to your Hygenist Arctic Dental Hygiene Clinic we will discover that you need a dental specialist consultation we will be happy to refer you to the best specialist in the area.