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Different Types Of Dentist

Do you know that there are six types of dentists each playing a different role for your teeth? The best part is that all of them are equally important to maintain dental health. So today we will look into top 5 categories of dentists and role that they have to play.

Types

General dentists

This category focuses on a variety of dental services which are essential for our overall health. The services which this category focuses on are: Preventive Services, Restorative Services, Cosmetic Services and overall health.

Endodontist

This category of a dentist is professional in root canal treatment. When we talk about healthy teeth, we only see and understand the cursory look of it, however, there is more to it. Inside each tooth, there is a cluster of canals. These canals contain living tissues and blood vessels along with nerves. Treatment of these soft tissues is the primary concern for an Endodontist. Root Canal Treatment involves drilling a small hole in your teeth thereby removing the dead tissue. Once the tissue is removed the dentist will insert filler and the tooth will be sealed so that it does not get infected again. Now because your tooth will be drilled hence this procedure is carried out under the effect of local anesthesia.

Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon

This category focuses on treatment of hard and soft tissues of face, jaws, and mouth. In case you have to undergo a tooth extraction your general dentist will refer you to them. Moreover, if there is some problem with your jaw alignment, then your orthodontist will refer you to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.