Dental Specialties

Dentist Serving Encinitas, CA

At Encinitas Dental Art, we understand that each aspect of dental care is unique and may require specialized expertise. That’s why we value the role of dental specialists in providing comprehensive care. Here’s an overview of the various dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and how they contribute to your oral health:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of conditions, injuries, and aesthetics of the mouth, face, and jaws. With extensive training beyond dental school, these specialists perform a wide range of surgeries to address complex issues involving both the bones and soft tissues of the facial region.


Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases and in the placement of dental implants. With additional years of education beyond dental school, they focus on the health of the gum tissues and the bones supporting the teeth, providing treatments to preserve your oral health and enhance the foundation of your smile.


Endodontists are experts in treating conditions related to the dental pulp (the innermost part of the tooth). They perform root canal treatments and other procedures to relieve pain and save teeth that are affected by severe decay, infection, or trauma. Their specialized training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and providing treatments to preserve the natural tooth.

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Prosthodontists are specialists in restoring and replacing lost or damaged teeth. With their expertise, they design and construct bridges, crowns, dentures, and other prosthetic solutions to restore functionality and aesthetics. They play a crucial role in rehabilitation treatments, ensuring patients regain a natural-looking and fully functional smile.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. With additional training in child psychology and development, they are equipped to provide specialized care for children, including those with special healthcare needs. Their practices are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for children, making dental visits a positive experience.


Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. They use braces, retainers, and other corrective devices to straighten teeth, correct bite issues, and align the jaws properly. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance of your smile but also enhances oral function and health.

Why Your Dentist May Refer You to a Specialist

Your general dentist may refer you to a dental specialist to ensure you receive the highest level of care for specific conditions. This collaborative approach between your dentist and the specialist ensures comprehensive treatment planning and continuity of care, keeping your overall oral health and well-being in focus.

At Encinitas Dental Art, we are committed to providing our patients with access to a wide range of dental specialists. Our team works closely with trusted specialists in our community to coordinate care and ensure our patients receive the best possible outcomes. Whether you need the advanced care of a periodontist, the corrective treatment of an orthodontist, or the specialized attention of a pediatric dentist, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

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