Published On 13 Jul, 2021
It is commonly thought by many that the General Dentist looks after everything to do with your Oral up keep. However, just like in Law where you have Corporate Lawyers, Criminal Lawyers, and so forth, dentistry also has specific specialists for various scenarios.
Here are the types of dental specialists in Dubai and what they deal in:
General Dentist: They act as the initial point of call for primary dental care. Included in their areas of expertise are Gum care, Dental X-rays, Teeth Cleaning, repairing cracked and chipped teeth, teeth whitening, Fillings, Dental Veneers as well as providing preventative measures advice. General Dentists are usually seen on a regular basis and at times will refer patients to other specialists.
The Endodontist: These specialists deal with the Dental pulp of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels. When this area gets infected an Endodontist will need to be consulted in order to do a Root Canal Treatment where they clear out the infected area and seal the tooth with a filling or crown once completed.
The Orthodontist: This specialist is involved with the correction or prevention of teeth issues (known as Malocclusions which are extra, missing or crowded teeth situations) and jaw alignment problems caused by Crossbites, Underbites, and Overbites. To aid in some correctional processes customized braces are used to make patients teeth nice and straight and give them their self-confidence back in a big way!
The Pediatric Dentist: These train to become child dental specialists treating children from ages one year to early adulthood. Their main tasks include treating or preventing crowded, crooked, missing or decayed teeth within children. Pediatric dentists do additional post dental school years to hone their skills.
The Periodontist: These are Gum specialists preventing, analyzing and treating all diseases that are Gum related as well as maintaining the bones and other structures that support the teeth. Diseases they treat include Periodontitis (affects gums and bone) Gingivitis and Gum disease which can see them performing minor surgery in extreme Gum disease cases. Periodontists are also responsible for tissue recontouring.
The Prosthodontist: This specialist handles the repair or replacement of teeth utilizing dentures, crowns or dental implants in the case of missing or extracted teeth. For repair work, he will call upon Porcelain veneers to fix issues such as gaps and cracked or discolored teeth. Prosthodontists are also responsible for reconstructive dentistry.
Prosthodontists are sometimes called “Architects of the smile”. Prosthodontists are highly trained specialists with a unique understanding of all the elements that go into a beautifully functional and natural looking smile.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – This specialist is involved with wisdom tooth extractions, performing surgery on the mouth, jaw and other facial areas such as reconstructive and dental implant surgeries, cleft lip surgeries and jaws problems such as cysts. These are highly specialized and do between 4 to 8 years of additional post-dental school studies.
Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic has long been one of the top go to dental clinic in Bur Dubai as we provide total dental care. For consultation with any of our capable Specialists call today on +971 4 357 5783 for an appointment or visit our website https://www.drpaulsdentalclinic.com/