General dentists in the Florissant area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your Florissant general dentist will refer you to a local St. Louis specialist or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.
Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the St. Louis area:
Endodontists in Florissant specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.
Periodontists practicing in the Florissant 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 Florissant.
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for Florissant 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 Florissant 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 Florissant.
Oral Surgeons serving the Florissant 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.
If you are interested in learning more about these specialties or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS. You will find us at 2149 Charbonier Rd. in Florissant Missouri 63033. Please give us a call at 314-837-7744.
-Martin Buchheit, DDS