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Specialty Dentistry

Good dental care is critical to protecting not just your teeth but your overall health, and while most of us know to brush and floss daily, there are times when you may need a little extra help taking care of your smile. That’s where dental specialties come in. 

Dental specialties at Castle Dental include:

Your oral health affects more than just your mouth—it can have an impact on your general health, too. Bacterial infections in your mouth can spread into the bloodstream, and tooth decay can spread from your teeth to the jaws, compromising the integrity of your entire facial structure. What’s more, missing teeth, severe tooth decay, and gum disease have been linked to other more serious conditions like dementia, cardiovascular disease, and poor health outcomes in general.

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At Castle Dental, we know just how important taking care of your oral health is, so we make it easy and affordable for you to get the specialty dental care you need.

So how do you know when to see a specialist?


You should see a prosthodontist if you have:

Missing or damaged teeth

Prosthodontists have an expert understanding of how a healthy smile should look and function and they are trained in restoring damaged or missing teeth. Using prostheses like crowns, dentures, bridges, and dental implants, prosthodontists can help correct congenital defects like cleft palates, reconstruct jaws after oral surgery, and address sleeping, breathing, or jaw disorders like sleep apnea or TMJ. 


You should see a periodontist if you have:

Gum disease (periodontal disease) or need dental implants

Periodontists have special training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease. This can include everything from mild gingivitis to scaling and root planing or even gum graft surgery. Periodontists can also help in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants as well as root surface debridement, which removes damaged tissue from the gums. 


You should see an orthodontist if you have:

Problems with the alignment of your teeth and jaws, including crooked or crowded teeth

Orthodontists specialize in the correct alignment, or occlusion, of your teeth and jaws. They use orthodontic appliances like clear aligners or braces to gently reposition the jaws and teeth, correcting a wide variety of issues like crooked or crowded teeth and crossbites, overbites, and underbites.

Castle Dental provides certified orthodontists as well as dentists who are trained to administer and supervise orthodontic treatment, making it even easier and more convenient for you to get the orthodontic care you need. We offer Reveal Clear Aligner treatment and both metal and clear braces.

Oral Surgery

You may need oral surgery if you need:

Teeth extracted, bone grafts, corrective jaw surgery, or other major surgical treatment

Oral surgery is any kind of surgical procedure performed on the teeth, gums, jaws, or surrounding facial and oral structures, such as:

  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental bone grafts
  • Gum (periodontal) grafts

Procedures for the gums and bones supporting the teeth are most often performed by a periodontist, while oral and maxillofacial surgeons tend to perform more complex surgeries on the face, mouth, and jaw.

Pediatric Dentist

You should see a pediatric dentist if:

You or your child are under age 18

Pediatric dentists have special training in the unique and significant oral development changes that occur before the age of 18, including the eruption of baby and adult teeth and jaw formation. With smaller equipment, plenty of distractions like movies and music, and lots of positive reinforcement, pediatric dentists can help create better, more kid-friendly experiences for little patients that reduce anxiety and set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health. 

They also have experience treating common childhood problems like:

  • “Baby bottle” tooth decay
  • Over-retained primary teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Cavities and pediatric crowns
  • Molars that erupted fragmented or improperly
  • Pacifier or bottle dependency
  • Fluorosis
  • Tongue thrusting 
  • Frenectomies

Many pediatric dentists, including those at Castle Dental, also offer sedation dentistry options like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to treat patients with high anxiety or severe behavioral problems.

Family Dentist

You should see a family dentist if you need:

A “one-stop-shop” for dental care or care for multiple family members of varying ages

A family dentist can provide routine, preventative, and restorative dental care to patients of all ages. With a family dentist, everyone in your family can visit the same doctor for:

  • Routine cleanings and exams
  • Crowns and fillings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Dental sealants
  • Treatment for bruxism, or teeth grinding
  • Treatment for periodontal (gum) disease

Many of the family dentists at Castle Dental also have special training to supervise clear aligner orthodontic treatment.


You may need to see an endodontist if you need:

A root canal or treatment for other tooth pain

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on dental pulp, the inside of your teeth that is made of up cells, connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels that keep your teeth healthy and strong. When dental pulp becomes irritated, inflamed, or infected, it can cause severe pain. Endodontic treatment like a root canal is often needed to clean out the pulp and restore the integrity of the tooth.

  • Endodontists can also perform procedures for:
  • Dental implants
  • Traumatic dental injuries
  • Apicoectomies (surgical endodontics)
  • Endodontic retreatment

Visit Castle Dental for Your Specialty Dentistry Needs

Castle Dental is passionate about providing the quality, comprehensive dental care you need, including dental specialties, all in one office and all at an affordable price. With plenty of scheduling options, multiple retail locations, and flexible financing and payment plans, we make sure a lifetime of good health fits both your budget and your busy life. Schedule an appointment today at the Castle Dental location nearest you and start enjoying a smile that’s healthy and happy!