General dentists in the Sparks NV area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your family dentist will refer you to a local Sparks NV specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.
Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the Sparks NV area:
Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.
Periodontists practicing in the Sparks NV 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.
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for Sparks NV 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 Sparks NV 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 Sparks NV.
Oral Surgeons serving the Sparks NV 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.
Dr. Shane Sykes is skilled in many of the above procedures, so talk to us first. If you are interested in learning more about these specialties, or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at The Reno Dentist. You will find us at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno Nevada 89503. Please give us a call at 775-322-5016.
-Shane Sykes, DMD