Specialty Dentistry

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Sometimes your smile needs a little extra care to restore its proper function and improve your health. Specialty dental services can make eating, chewing, and speaking easier, boost your self-confidence, and make your smile healthier overall.


From tooth decay to missing teeth, specialty dental services can do wonders for your smile’s appearance and function. Specialty dentistry refers to a branch of dentistry that focuses on a specific area of dental care, beyond the general dental services provided by a basic dentist. These specialty areas require additional education, training, and certification beyond dental school. Specialists acquire advanced knowledge and expertise in their respective fields, allowing them to provide specialized treatments and procedures. Some examples of specialist dentistry include orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics. The main difference between specialty and basic dentistry lies in the depth of knowledge and scope of practice. While basic dentists provide comprehensive oral care, specialists possess specialized skills to address complex dental issues within their area of expertise.

Gum disease is one of the most serious dental issues, and it’s also one of the most common. There are several gum disease treatment options depending on how advanced the condition is, but the later stages often require specialty dental care to save the teeth.

Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal treatment is a specialty dental service that saves damaged teeth. The process involves removing decayed or infected tissue and strengthening the tooth to protect it and restore function.

Dentures look and function like your natural teeth, meaning they make eating, speaking, and even smiling more natural. Additionally, dentures can provide support for your remaining teeth.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

We use several advanced dental technologies and techniques to deliver specialized treatments, ensuring an enhanced patient experience and improved treatment outcomes. One such advancement is the use of 3D Dental scanning. Our cutting-edge iTero®️ Element™️ Intraoral 3D Dental Scanner shows our dentists a comprehensive, 3D image of your mouth. We also make use of AI dental technology, which assists our dentists and hygienists by identifying issues on x-rays that are easily visible. It eliminates human error, allowing early treatment of problems and preventing expensive procedures in the future. Our use of laser hygiene treatment is a painless, safe, and effective way to achieve optimal oral health. 

Specialty dental care costs depend on the type of work necessary. For example, the average cost of a deep cleaning to treat gum disease can range from $200 up to $1200.

Dental insurance may cover some of that cost, but even if you don’t have insurance, there are ways to make specialty dental services affordable. We offer flexible payment plans and members of our Dental Savings Plan can save up to 50% on specialty dental care all year long.

At Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, we provide the highest quality dental care for patients of all ages. We take pride in our welcoming, state-of-the-art facilities featuring modern decor and coffee stations. Our youngest patients can enjoy kid-friendly play areas and treatment rooms to make them more comfortable.

Our dental teams provide thorough, professional exams to ensure that you always receive the care you need to have comfortable, hassle-free dental experiences. We handle dental emergencies, and you can trust us to answer all questions thoroughly in English or Spanish so that you can make informed decisions. Our team will teach you how to keep your mouth healthy for years to come.