In the world of dentistry, there are several specialized fields. At Nevada City Smiles in Nevada City, CA, we are proud to work alongside and refer out to a variety of dental specialists. Read on to learn which specialist could meet your dental needs.
What Is An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)?
When you need surgery on the mouth, face, and jaws there’s no better specialist than an oral surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive extensive training in hospital-based surgeries. They are then prepared to do a wide range of procedures including all types of face bone or soft tissue operations on both mouths as well as those around neck bones.
What Is A Periodontist?
Periodontists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. They’ve had extensive training with two additional years after dental school, which has allowed them to become experts at helping people maintain healthy gums through regular checkups or surgery when necessary. Your dentist will recommend you to see a periodontist if you are suffering from gum disease and it has been determined that your gum needs special attention.
What Is An Endodontist?
The endodontist is an expert in examining, diagnosing, and treating diseases or destructive processes that affect the dental pulp. They can determine whether there are any injuries to teeth’s periapical tissues as well as vital signs of mouth pain from excess pressure build-up near your jawline area due to oral surgery procedures like wisdom tooth removal surgeries. Your dentist will recommend you to see an endodontist if you are suffering from severe cavities that are affecting your dental pulp.
What Is A Prosthodontist?
The prosthodontist is a dental professional who specializes in restoring the function and beauty of your mouth, face, or jaw by fabricating corrective instruments to replace missing teeth. Your dentist will recommend you to see a prosthodontist formulate a treatment plan to replace missing teeth with corrective devices that will restore proper function and esthetics to your smile.
What Is A Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are responsible for the treatment and management of children’s teeth. The additional training focuses on physical growth and behavior issues such as anxiety around dental procedures or pain during treatments. Your dentist will recommend for your child see a pediatric dentist because they specialize in treating young smiles.
What Is An Orthodontist?
The orthodontist is a dentist who treats teeth and jaw problems with braces, retainers, or other devices. They help straighten people’s mouths as well as correct the way jaws line up for better bite alignment. Kids especially can benefit from seeing an orthodontist as they can correct alignment issues such as crowded or overlapping teeth, issues with jaw growth and tooth development caused by tooth decay, and accidents/habits like thumbsucking.
If you have any questions, we have a dedicated team waiting on standby to answer them. Just give our office a call and we would be happy to provide you with more information. We can also help you with scheduling a consultation with one of our experts.