Why Have A Family Dentist?

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Dr. Saklofsky
Why Have A Family Dentist?Dentistry has several specialties and types of dentists. A family dentist is a person's primary dentist who they frequently visit for dental check-ups. You may want to know how a family dentist is different from other types of dentists.

Different Types of Dentistry

All dentists have a bachelor's degree. Extra education and clinical experience are required for dentists to become specialized. A general dentist is a family dentist. They treat patients of all ages and provide a variety of services ranging from fillings to oral cancer screening.

Endodontist focuses on the soft, inner layers of the teeth like tooth pain, infections, and root canals. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have studied emergency dentistry, and oral anatomy, and are competent at administering anesthesia in case of oral surgery.

Orthodontists use teeth straightening techniques and orthodontics to improve the appearance and function of the smile. Periodontists are experts in gum disease and gum health. They occasionally perform surgery and place dental implants. Oral pathologists treat diseases of the lips, teeth, cheeks, and jaws.

Role of the Family Dentist

A family dentist will maintain an ongoing relationship with each member of the family to assist in keeping their teeth healthy and navigating any potential oral health issues. It is the dentist family you see most of the time your family has oral issues or needs routine oral checks.

Advantages of Having a Family Dentist

Family dentists offer convenience. They have regular office hours and can treat the entire family in a single day. They also promise a long-term relationship. The better the dentist knows the family and their medical history, the more effectively they can help the family. With frequent visits and extended time of examination, the relationship with the family dentist will only improve.

Family dentists also foresee oral health issues and provide comprehensive care to prevent future problems. They are generally an important part of everyday community life and health. If you need preventive dental care, contact our reputable family dentist as soon as possible.

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