Dental Specialties Available In Longview

Dental Specialties Available In Longview General dentists in the Longview area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your Longview general dentist will refer you to a local Gladewater specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the Gladewater area:

Endodontists
Endodontists in Longview specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.

Periodontists
Periodontists practicing in the Longview 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 in Longview.

Prosthodontists
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for Longview patients is called ‘restorative dentistry’. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.

Pediatric Dentists
Infants, young children and teenagers in the Longview area have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric Dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population in Longview.

Oral Surgeons
Oral Surgeons serving the Longview 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.

What is a Residency?

Dental specialty programs run from two years to six years. This type of training is called a “residency”. While a DDS or DMD is completing specialty training he/she can practice general dentistry. Some six-year residency programs provide a medical degree as well the certification in the chosen dental specialty.

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Longview, Texas
85605

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