Rockwall Oral Surgery


Sometimes you may have an issue with a tooth or many teeth that requires a specialist. Many people don’t realize just how many different specialties exist in dentistry. Here are just a few of them and what each of them does:

A periodontist is a gum specialist who focuses on conditions that affect the gums and supporting tissue of the teeth. They diagnose and treat gum disease at all levels and can even perform minor surgeries that are related to the treatment of gum disease.

Prosthodontists specialize in replacing or restoring teeth. These specialists focus on veneers, crowns, implants and many other forms of reconstructive and restorative dentistry for teeth that are lost or damaged.

An endodontist focuses on the inside, or the pulp, of the tooth. In many cases, this involves a root canal. However, they also focus on preventing and treating many diseases that affect the inside of the teeth.

Orthodontists specialize in the alignment of the jaws and teeth. These are the specialists who handle over bites, under bites, cross bites and anything else that can be corrected with braces, clear aligners, expanders or head gear.

Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral development and care of children from the time they are infants until they are teenagers. They usually provide routine cleanings and examinations and take care of basic problems such as cavities while monitoring children for more serious problems that may need intervention from another specialist.

Oral Surgeon
Oral surgeons, or oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are the only health care professionals besides anesthesiologists who can administer all levels of sedation. They specialize in treating problems with the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth and jaw. The commonly perform surgeries such as tooth extractions, jaw corrections and even cleft palate or lip surgeries.

If you’re looking for an oral surgeon, our team at Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists is ready to help. Dr. Pollock practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery to wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery and much more. You can also learn more about our doctors by clicking here. Call us today with any questions or to set up an appointment at (469)264-8921.