Making the world a better place , one smile at a time, the dedicated experts of the field of dentistry and all-things teeth and mouth, like doctors have specifications and classifications.
Why? Well, one can’t exactly be the jack-of-all trades, right? Well, needless to say, each tooth of your 32 teeth demand special attention and have different needs.
Enough of that. Let’s go meet our dentists:
The General Dentist isn’t some military specified doctor or medic. Rather a general dentist, also known as a family dentist is one you can go to on a fixed or regular basis. The most commonly known dentist, this is the doc you’d like to approach in regards to the overall maintenance of your teeth, cleaning, dental x-rays and oral care education.
General dentist also handle teeth care and repair such as the treatment and restoration of cracked, chipped or missing teeth and whitening services. Equipped with the knowledge of teeth care 101, your general dentist can also guide you on your path of getting braces, false teeth and mouth guards.
These dentists are familiar with almost anything there is to know about teeth care, when it comes to special cases, and when it’s indicated, they would refer you to a dental specialist who is suited and experienced to handle your concern. So, you don’t need to worry if you think your case might be too complex. Ask your dentist.
Ever see teeth chained up?
It’s the doing of these guys. Specialized in righting misaligned teeth, jawbones and other supporting facial structures, an orthodontist is here to make you feel –well, not necessarily feel (ask people who wear braces) and look good with that perfectly, dazzling and beautiful smile that shows off your pearly whites.
They make teeth and facial structure supports such as braces, mouth guards, headgear, retainers and face-masks to correct developmental issues or spacing issues of deformed teeth.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
These dentists focus on the hard and soft tissues around your mouth. So that would mean that they take care of your gums, cheeks, kips, hard palate, soft palate and facial tissues. These surgeons, undergo training in hospitals after their dental schooling so they can perform more invasive surgeries teeth-related such as complicated extractions, correction of jaw and the polishing of teeth.
Like orthodontist, they aim to make you look good and have full functioning teeth, however since they are educated in the field of operation they are able to perform reconstructive surgeries of the cleft palate and biopsies, as well as cancerous tissue extraction, treatment of facial infections and sleep apnea.
From the Greek words peri, “around” and odous “teeth” is born the name of the Periodontist, a dentist specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of gum concerns such as extreme inflammation and pain and gum diseases.
These types of dentist are responsible for installing dental implants, performing skin grafting on gums and educating patients on gum care maintenance.
As their name suggests, a Prosthodontist is knowledgeable in the craft of oral prosthetics. To put simply this is the dentist that you would go to for the replacement of damaged, decayed or missing teeth.
Prosthodontists are responsible for the creation and instalment of crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth implants and veneers, so you won’t just look good but for you to chew, bite and speak better and safely. Whether it’s for cosmetic or practical reasons, these dentists cover cases of traumatic reconstruction.
Your teeth are protected by a hard enamel and inner layer of dentin, one which you can find just right below the gum-line. A soft and sensitive tissue is what Endodontist specialize in.
When your dentin or pulp is damaged, inflamed or rotten due to an injury, trauma or decay, it should be treated right away to keep your teeth alive and well-preserved. If the damage is too far out, the endodontist would need to perform a root canal treatment right away.
If you have any dental problem and you live in or around Brampton please don’t hesitate to call the best dentist in GTA Brampton, Roycrest Dental Center.