Your Dental Health and the Mouth Body Connection

Your dentist always told you it was important to brush, floss and have dental check-ups regularly to help avoid cavities and tooth loss. However, did you know there are other reasons your dental and oral care is vitally important?

Research has indicated links between general medical conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and pregnancy complications with gum disease. For more information, review the Mouth-Body Connection.

What is a Dental Specialty?

For most of us, the word “dentist” is the only one you need to know in reference to your oral health. There are times, however, when you need a specialist. Have you ever wondered what that those dental specialties? We have the answers.

Endodontist: An Endodontist takes care of you when you need a root canal. However, that’s not all endodontists do – they also deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of other diseases and injuries to the pulp, which is the internal soft tissue of the tooth.

Endodontist: An Endodontist takes care of you when you need a root canal. However, that’s not all endodontists do – they also deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of other diseases and injuries to the pulp, which is the internal soft tissue of the tooth.

Periodontist: If your dentist thinks you have a disease that could seriously damage your gums, bone or other tissues that support your teeth, they will send you to a periodontist for diagnosis and treatment.

A specialty is an area of dentistry that has been formally recognized by the American Dental Association as meeting the specified requirements for recognition of Dental Specialists.