At New Westminster City Dentist, we offer a wide range of dental services within our practice. However, when more specialized care is needed, we refer our patients to our network of specialists for more intensive treatment. Specialists we work with include endodontists, periodontists, pediatric dentists, and prosthodontists.
When you suffer from an advanced stage of tooth disease and a non-surgical root canal is not adequate to save your tooth, your dentist will refer you to an endodontist. Endodontists specialize in problems that relate to the interior of the tooth. They focus on diagnosing tooth pain and performing a surgical root canal to save your tooth.
An oral surgeon has advanced training and specializes in several types of oral surgery. They specifically perform any surgery that is related to the teeth, gums, jaw, or surrounding facial structures. When you need oral surgery, our dentists will refer you to our experienced and trusted partner.
At New Westminster City Dental, our dentists are happy to provide a comprehensive range of treatments for your entire family. However, during the course of treatment, there may be situations where your child needs specialized dental care. Under these circumstances, we may make a referral to a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists undergo specialized training to work specifically with children.
While your dentist is able to diagnose and treat an extensive range of dental problems, there may be situations when he may make a referral to a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating periodontal or gum disease. Gum disease can affect the gums and teeth and, when left untreated, may result in tooth loss.
Prosthodontics are treatments that are used to replace damaged or missing teeth. Common prosthodontics include dentures, crowns, dental implants, and bridges. At New Westminster City Dentist, we routinely take care of your prosthodontic needs. However, there may be situations where we may make a referral to a specialist.
Any problem or pain associated with TMJ is labeled as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), sometimes called temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJD). This common problem affects between 5 and 12% of people, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.