Welcome to Mobile Family Dental, where we are dedicated to finding you the best option near you to handle your dental needs as well as providing basic understanding of what the different branches of dentistry provides.
General dentists provide a variety of treatments and preventive services, from basic cleaning, filling cavities to teeth whitening, and more. They offer dental care, dental education, and trustworthy advice for your whole family. This means that during your twice yearly office visit they will provide preventative services, restorative services, cosmetic procedures, and any other overall health concern.
A specialist dealing particularly with the oral health care of children, from infancy through the teenage years. In guiding children and teens through their dental growth and development to provide children comprehensive dental care.
Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy. This means they are concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. This includes the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries to the pulp as well as other periradicular conditions. Inflammation and pain in the tooth’s pulp can be quite severe. Getting relief from the pain and controlling an infection in the pulp tissue may require root canal therapy, or another treatment of the tooth’s soft tissue. These procedures, along with many others, are frequently performed by endodontists.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are known as orthopedic facial surgeons responsible for treating a wide range of dental issues, including but not limited to the removal of impacted teeth and reconstructive surgery.
This dental specialty includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. For complex treatments that may require more invasive procedures or deeper levels of sedation, these specialists may be recommended.
Orthodontists are trained and specialize in the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws. Orthodontists also have specialized training in facial abnormalities and disorders of the jaw. Orthodontists do much more than place those traditional braces on the teeth; braces themselves don’t necessarily look like they used to (in fact, you may have trouble seeing them at all); and more and more of today’s orthodontic patients aren’t adolescents.
Periodontists are trained for the care and prevention of gum-related diseases, guided bone regeneration, and dental implants. It is the specialty of dentistry that includes managing diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or implants, and the maintenance of the health, function, and esthetics of these structures and surrounding tissues. Among other things, they can recognize and treat the early stages of gum inflammation before it gets out of hand; perform minor surgery to resolve complicated cases of periodontitis (severe gum disease); use lasers or gum grafting techniques to restore the appearance of a smile; and even place dental implants in the jaw, when a tooth can’t be saved.
A dental specialists that has trained and is certified in the restoration and replacement of broken teeth with crowns, bridges, or removable prosthetics (dentures). This branch of dentistry also specializes in understanding the dynamics of the smile, preserving a healthy mouth, and creating tooth replacements. Prosthodontists work closely with other dental practitioners in the care of restoring natural teeth, replacing missing teeth, and/or developing artificial substitutes for damaged oral and maxillofacial tissues. Furthermore, prosthodontists are highly trained specialists with a unique understanding of all the elements that go into a beautiful, functional and natural-looking smile—not just the teeth, but also the gums, lips, and facial features.
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