Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists

Posted by Dr. Sobieraj on Jan 19 2022, 07:41 AM

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists
  • Have you ever been referred to a dental specialist? A general dentist can provide you with proper dental care but may refer you to a specialist for specific services or procedures. 

Specialized dentists receive additional training in particular dental fields. Patients may be referred to a dental specialist in certain situations where procedures require special expertise or extensive dental treatments. 

If you are a resident of Tempe, Arizona, visit Dr. Sobieraj’s Beautiful Dentistry for specialized dental treatments.

When to See a Dental Specialist?

  • A general dentist may refer you to a dental specialist when the situation requires it after assessing your specific dental needs. 
  • Below are a few situations when you may be referred to a dental specialist:
  • When your treatment requirements are beyond the realms of general dentistry.
  • When specialized tools and equipment are needed to perform an elaborate or complicated dental procedure.

Types of Dental Specialists

The American Dental Association recognizes multiple dental specialties, including:

  • Endodontists

Also known as root canal specialists, endodontists perform root canal treatments or treat dental problems which involve the dental pulp (center) of the tooth.

  • Maxillofacial or Oral Surgeon

These specialists perform complex oral surgeries. The maxillofacial surgeon assesses and diagnoses problems associated with hard and soft tissues of your face, mouth, and jaw.

  • Orthodontists

These dentists are also known as teeth alignment specialists. Orthodontists treat and correct the position and alignment of your teeth and jaw. They work on realigning crooked teeth with the help of braces, clear aligners, and palatal expanders.

  • Pedodontists

These dentists are also known as pediatric dentists. They specialize in taking care of children’s dental issues.

  • Prosthodontists

Known as replacement specialists, prosthodontists work on restoring and replacing lost or damaged teeth to give you a natural-looking smile.

  • Periodontists

Periodontists specialize in gum disease treatments. They help keep your gums healthy by preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect them.

To learn more about the dental treatments we offer at Beautiful Dentistry, contact Dr. Sobieraj and his team at (480) 831-1700 or visit our office located at 2125 E Warner Rd #101, Tempe, AZ 85284.

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