Our team at Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ consists of only the best-trained professionals, offering a wide variety of dental procedures. And while we serve patients in various ways, sometimes a dentist will refer you to a local specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team. Due to the sheer amount of medical terms used to describe different types of dental care options, we have decided to put together a list of general dental specialties, so you can know the difference!
Endodontists focus on root canal therapy, as well as other procedures that involve the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.
Periodontists treat the conditions affecting gum tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis, or more advanced stages of periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist.
Prosthodontists focus on fixing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth. Their field is often referred to as restorative dentistry. These dentists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.
One of the most known specialties, pediatric dentistry (or family dentistry) deals with the treatment of infants, young children, and teenagers. These patients have different dental needs than adults, so pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases.
Oral Surgeons perform surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth, and jaw. These can include dental implants, surgery to repair injury or damage, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.
Schedule an appointment at Shumway Dental Care in Chandler AZ if you think you might need general or specialized dental care. We serve Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Sun Lake, offering services like Invisalign® and porcelain veneers. In the unlikely event that we need to recommend you to a specialist, you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands!