Dentists are oral health providers who focus on preventative, therapeutic, and restorative treatment for your teeth and the surrounding tissues (including gums and bone). They’re also able to prescribe medications, screen for diseases, refer to other types of specialists, and perform biopsies.
When you have a health problem related to your mouth, you would want to see a dentist instead of a traditional medical doctor. Although the mouth and body are closely related, medical facilities are typically not set up to provide dental-specific types of care.
Dentists also offer treatments related to cosmetic procedures, TMJ treatments, orthodontic therapy, certain types of (oral) surgery, growth modification, and so much more! If you have sleep apnea, you can also see a dentist who is trained in sleep medicine to provide an oral sleep appliance.
Some of our most common dental services include checkups, cleanings, X-rays, gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. If you require any specific type of care, we’ll review the treatment options available so that you can play a key part in your care planning process.