Different types of Dentists in Frankston and other places

It is believed that all of us should meet and consult a good dentist twice a year. Most of us know this but what we should also know is that there are different types of dentists in Frankston and other places. Each of these dentists play an important role in ensuring that your teeth remain healthy. There are more than 6 different types of dentists each of who plays a very important role. All of them are equally important to help you maintain your dental health.

The most common types are the general Cranbourne West dentist services and in other such locations. The general dentists offer a range of services which include preventive care, restorative care, cosmetic services and general overall health. With regular visits and teeth examinations they can detect any existing and potential problems. They can thus offer preventive care by offering in-house treatments that will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. The common restorative care includes removal of all traces of decay and also applying a filling. The other restorative procedures offered by dentists include dental implants, orthodontics and also treatment for periodontitis. The general dentists can also offer simple cosmetic care and services which includes cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Since dental health can directly affect overall health, any problem in the oral cavity can quickly affect the rest of the body. Untreated oral issues can lead to uncontrolled heart diseases and diabetes. Such issues can even cause major complications in pregnancy.

Another type of dentist is the endodontist which is the professional offering root canal treatments. Treatment of soft tissues in the canals inside each of the tooth is the major concern of the endodontists. Root canal means drilling a small hole in the tooth and removing dead tissues. The tissue is removed and the hole is filled with a filler. The tooth will then be sealed so that the infection does not set in again. This treatment is done under local anesthesia as the drilling can be painful.  The next type is the maxillofacial and oral surgeon who concentrates on treatment of soft and hard tissues of jaws, mouth and face. If there is a jaw alignment issue then your dentist will refer you to this surgeon who can do a host of other procedures such as tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw treatment, palate and cleft lip surgery, dental implants, treat obstructive sleep apnea and also bone grafting.

The dentists Cranbourne will refer you to an orthodontist if there is a problem and your teeth and jaws need correction. They could be out of line and your bite might require correction. Orthodontists can correct bad bite and other such issues. To deliver the desired results these specialists will use clear aligners, removable braces and other appliances. Another type of dentist is the periodontist who ensure that you not only have white sparkling teeth but also health pink gums to go with it. They can diagnose, prevent and treat gum diseases. Now that you know the specialization of all the different types of dentists, you can choose the right one for your dental issues.

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