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Family Dentist Henderson

What is Family Dentistry?

There are many different branches of dentistry: cosmetic, orthodontic, and periodontology. Our family dentist Henderson looks at the general health of people's teeth in all stages of their lives. It provides preventative measures for dental health through regular cleaning, fluoride treatments, and any other dental work as necessary, which includes:

The term family dentistry is used interchangeably with general dentistry, although there is a slight difference between the two. Some general dentists might place age restriction on their patients to adults only, while our family dentist Henderson would covers a wide range of ages.

Referring Patients to Specialists

For very young children, typically ages four and younger, a family dentist might recommend patients to see a pediatric dentist who specializes in infant and adolescent tooth care.

Family dentists sometimes refer their patients to other dentists for more specialized conditions. Oral surgeons are consulted for wisdom teeth that are difficult to extract.

Patients may be sent to endodontists to treat any issues with their dental pulp before continuing treatment with their regular family dentist. Surgical procedures like crown lengthening require periodontists, although some general family dentists may perform them.

There are dentists specializing in various procedures that family dentists refer their patients to. For example:

Endodontists

Specialize in root canal therapy and other issues related to dental pulp.

Oral and maxillofacial pathologists

Specialize in studying, diagnosing, and treating oral and maxillofacial related issues.

Oral and maxillofacial radiologists

Specialize in studying and radiologically interpreting oral and maxillofacial diseases.

Orthodontist

Specialize in utilizing various braces to straighten teeth and correct any mandibular growth.

Periodontists

Specialize in studying and treating issues related to the periodontium (specialized tissues that support and surround the teeth) and also placement of dental implants.

Pediatric dentists

Specialize in children's dentistry.

Prosthodontists

Specialize in dentures, bridges, and the restoration of implants.

Why People Should See a Family Dentist

The primary responsibilities for family dentists are to make sure their patients' teeth are cleaned regularly to remove plaque buildup, cavities are filled promptly, and gums remain healthy. Professional cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar to prevent cavities. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that people visit their dentist at least two times a year for checkups.

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★★★★★ In my opinion, Mint Dental & Orthodontics is one of the best Dentist Practices in Las Vegas. Dr. Dennis Clark and his staff are the best. They treat you like family and have a genuine interest in your wellbeing. I used to hate going to the dentist because of feeling like I was just another patient. All of which, went away when I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Dennis Clark.
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★★★★★ I came to Mint Dental & Orthodontics fleeing from my previous dentist, and it was the best decision. Dr. Dennis Clark was very professional and caring and listened to my concerns that were not taken into account at my previous doctor. The office was very clean and orderly and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and you can tell they take not only dental hygiene seriously but cleanliness in general as a big priority.
A. Monarrez

 

★★★★★ You all are amazing!! Thank you for making me comfortable and feeling good about going to the dentist again!! :)
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