Dental Specialties At
Your Port Moody Dentist
As your family dentists in Port Moody, we believe in helping you in all aspects of your oral health care. Although most of our patients receive complete dental services in our dental clinic, there are some situations in which we may recommend visiting a specialist. We provide referrals to trusted dental specialists in a variety of areas of specialization, working alongside them to ensure you receive the best possible care. If you have advanced oral health issues, visit our clinic to gain comprehensive care.
Rocky Point Dental offers access to specialized endodontists in Port Moody. These dental experts have significant training and experience in diagnosing and treating tooth pain that stems from issues with the tooth roots and tooth pulp (the soft tissue inside a tooth). Most often, an endodontist will perform a root canal procedure to relieve pain and prevent future issues from arising.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Like oral surgeons, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is experienced in surgical interventions located in the oral cavity. However, oral and maxillofacial surgeons also have additional training to provide more complex surgery for conditions affecting the head, face, jaws, and neck. Procedures can include corrections for cleft palates and cleft lips, complex wisdom tooth removal, removal of cysts and tumours, and surgeries for facial injuries.
Specialists in oral medicine are trained at the intersection between dental care and general medical care. In addition to studying oral health and oral diseases, they are trained in various conditions and diseases that affect the whole body. This allows them to understand, diagnose, and treat medically-complex patients (patients who have other conditions or diseases that may interact with dental issues or dental treatments).
In most cases, it’s easy for general dentists to spot and diagnose an oral condition using the tools on hand. However, there are more complex situations that require investigation by a specialist trained in the nature and management of oral diseases. In these cases, an oral pathologist may be called upon for consultation and treatment oversight.
Like medical radiologists, oral radiologists are highly trained in reading diagnostic images such as x-rays. Oral radiologists focus on techniques used to image the oral cavity, jaw, face, and neck. After completing dental school and residency training, they work closely alongside dentists and other dental specialists, providing support in ordering, executing, and interpreting diagnostic images.
A periodontist focuses on diagnosing and treating the supporting structures that surround the teeth. Periodontics most often refers to procedures associated with gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. They may also treat injuries and other conditions associated with the gums and supportive tissue around the teeth, including peri-implantitis, a condition that may arise after dental implant surgery is performed.
Prosthodontics is also referred to as prosthetic dentistry. A dentist with qualifications in prosthodontics can provide patients with artificial devices (prostheses) to replace missing teeth. If you require teeth replacements that are complex or advanced in nature, we may refer you to our prosthodontist for an in-depth consultation and treatment plan.
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