The following list is a guide of the general areas your personal dentist operates in.
General dentists are legally allowed to perform procedures in any of the following disciplines, however, each dentist normally operates in their own comfort level, after which the help of a specialist is sought.
It is normally at the discretion of your personal dentist to determine whether a specialist is needed or not, and it is not usually recommended to attempt to see a specialist without first being referred by your personal dentist.
DENTIST ANESTHESIA : Commonly used dental anesthesia and how it is used.
DENTIST EDUCATION: How to become a dentist, how many years of schooling does it take, exams, finding jobs after dental school.
ESTHETIC DENTISTRY: Tooth whitening, Bleaching , Veneers: Want your teeth whiter, need veneers, tooth colored fillings?
ENDODONTICS: Root canals: Why teeth need root canals, when do they need them, what is entailed, will it hurt before, during, or after the procedure, do they ever fail, how will my tooth function?
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY: Extractions, Implants, Biopsies: Do my wisdom teeth really have to be removed, when should they be addressed, is it safe, will I be put to sleep, do I need that biopsy?
ORTHODONTICS: Braces, Retainers, Extrusions: Who needs braces, how long do I need to wear my retainer, how about Invisilign?
PEDIATRICS: Childrens Dentist: When does my child need to see the dentist, why are his/her teeth so dark, do the baby teeth need to be removed if the permanents are coming in behind them?
TOOTHACHES : Possible Causes, Tests the dentist does, Treatments.
TOOTH INJURIES : Tooth fractures, displaced teeth, mandible fractures.
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