Many of our patients have seen us for years for general dental maintenance and aesthetic enhancements and have never needed to see a dental specialist. But we do team with dental specialists if we feel it’s warranted. Our goal is to offer you the BEST PATIENT OUTCOME no matter what. There are nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Here are a few of them with whom we occasionally partner:
Orthodontist – for traditional braces. For clear, alternative teeth-straightening solutions, Williamsburg Dental offers Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®).
Periodontist– for complicated or advanced laser treatment of severe gum disease, gum recession and crown lengthening to eliminate severe instances of “gummy smile.”
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon – for problems with alignment of the jaws, corrective jaw surgery, wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting or perhaps to set a foundation for further cosmetic work we will subsequently perform.
Endodontist – Although we routinely perform root canals, sometimes this procedure, which may be required after traumatic injury, or untreated dental decay and pulp infection, might become more complicated and require one of our endodontic partners.
Still a bit confused? Answering your questions is one of OUR specialties!