Our SmileCare team wants to make your dental visits convenient for you and your family. That’s why most of our SmileCare offices offer both general dentistry and specialty dental services. We know it makes it easier for you when you can receive the dental care you need all in one place.
Our SmileCare dental specialists have completed at least two years of additional training and certification in their chosen field and have the experience necessary to perform more complicated procedures. You can rest assured that you will receive specialty dental care from highly-trained professionals who have met the rigorous requirements to become experts in their area of dentistry.
SmileCare specialists frequently see patients at more than one office. Call SmileCare at 1-800-32-SMILE to find out which SmileCare dental office will be the best choice for your specialty dental needs. FIND A DENTIST
Types of Dental Specialists
Endodontist: An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating problems with the tooth pulp, which is the soft tissue located inside the root canal. Need a root canal? Your general dentist may refer you to an endodontist. Endodontists are the specialists when it comes to saving natural teeth through surgical and non-surgical root canal procedures. They can even treat difficult cases including abscessed teeth and teeth with narrow or blocked canals.
Oral Surgeon: An oral surgeon has completed extensive education and training in a four-year residency program, training alongside medical students in general surgery, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, and more disciplines. Your general dentist may refer you to a SmileCare oral surgeon for difficult tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, pre-prosthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery to correct mouth injuries or birth defects, or TMJ treatment.
Orthodontist: An orthodontist specializes in using braces, aligners, and other orthodontic treatment methods to guide the teeth and jaw into proper alignment. Our orthodontists see children as young as seven years old, which is when the American Association of Orthodontists recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation. SmileCare orthodontists also treat teenagers and adults. LEARN MORE
Pediatric Dentist: A pediatric dentist has been specially trained to treat infants, children, and teenagers. They have a deep understanding of how teeth develop and can identify potential problems early. They also have extensive experience in making the dental visit fun and not scary for kids. Last but not least, pediatric dentists have great tips for parents so they can teach their kids healthy habits that will help their smiles last a lifetime. LEARN MORE
Periodontist: A periodontist is a dental specialist for the gums. Your dentist may refer you to a periodontist to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and infections that affect the soft tissue (gums) and bone inside the mouth. In particular, they are trained in periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in Americans over the age of 35. Periodontists are also highly trained in many cosmetic procedures, including crown lengthening and dental implant placement.