When we go to the dentist, we usually just think of the dentist, but there are many specialties within dentistry and knowing about them is never bad, since there are always people posing as professionals who might end up hurting us. Let’s find out then, about the different kind of people we may find working at a dental office:

  • General dentist: We usually have our first contact with them to help us assess our dental health and either a treat us or send us in the way of s specialist.

There are different kinds of specialists, depending on the ailment. Here are the most common:

Endodontic: Your general dentist may refer you to one if you need a root canal. They work on the inner portion of the tooth, removing infected tissue and refilling the nerve canal.

Orthodontist: They help you with your bite or facial balance. Orthodontists design and apply braces, retainers, and other corrective appliances to realign crooked teeth.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: When you need wisdom teeth removed, facial injuries or jaw disorders treated, reconstructive surgery, or dental implants, they are the ones to call.

Periodontist: They treat diseases of the gum and bone, such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Prosthodontist: They come when you need replacement implants, dentures, crowns, or bridges. Prosthodontists are trained to design, construct, and fit replacement teeth.

So far we’ve read about the most common ones, but let’s not forget about the others that may not get all the credit but do a lot of work:

  • Receptionists (they have the panoramic view about everything that goes on)

  • Dental assistant (they work right by the dentist, helping them with everything)

  • Dental Hygienist (they are the only ones allowed to go in a patient’s mouth besides the dentist)

  • Dental Technician (they design and make everything that goes in a patient’s mouth)

  • Dental Radiologist (they handle all the imagery equipment that is essential to dentists to look beyond what the naked eye sees)

We hope this was helpful to you. YaSabe prides itself on bringing you the best dental professionals categorized by city and specialty.