Family dentists in the Fort Worth area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your Fort Worth family dentist will refer you to a local Fort Worth specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.
Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the Fort Worth area:
Endodontists near Fort Worth specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth. This type of restorative dentistry can often save patients from having a tooth extracted.
Periodontists practicing in the Fort Worth area treat the conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist near Fort Worth.
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for Fort Worth patients is called ‘restorative dentistry’. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.
Infants, young children and teenagers in the Fort Worth area have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric Dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population near Fort Worth.
Oral Surgeons serving the Fort Worth area perform surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.
We offer many of these options at our dental practice. If you are interested in learning more about these specialties, or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. You will find us at 909 W Mitchell St in Arlington Texas 76013. Please give us a call at 817-274-7875.
-Dr. Stephen Ratcliff, DDS