Wouldn’t it be convenient if dentists offered all the care I need in one place? Many patients ask this question, especially when referred out to specialists. Although adding extra steps to your care, referring you to a specialist actually ensures that you receive the best care possible. General dentists serve as a foundation to obtain optimal oral health, and utilize a network of specialists for the following reasons:
Expanding Care Offerings
General jawsmiths strive to provide for a wide range of dental needs, but sometimes specialists are required to make sure other areas of the smile are cared for. These additional areas include: orthodontics (tooth and jaw alignment), oral and maxillofacial surgery (advanced oral procedures), periodontal care (gum specialists), and prosthodontics (dental prosthetics), to name a few. Each of these specialties require years of training, and care providers in these fields are the best of the best.
When a dentist refers patients out to specialists, it is to enhance existing care options and to make sure patients are in the best hands possible. Many general dentists who offer additional services aren’t as well trained as these individuals, which can increase the risk your treatments may fail or be completed improperly.
Providing Advanced Dental Services
Your dentist makes a treatment plan that guides the specialists’ hands. Working cooperatively, these specialists work with your dentist to provide quality care that restores dental function and supports oral health. Working as a team, this group is able to cover the many facets of your oral health. For example: When you have missing teeth, an oral surgeon can place implants properly; if your child’s teeth are not developing properly, an orthodontist can help them achieve a uniform smile for the future. With the guidance of a trusted general dentist, patients can rest assured their total oral health is taken care of.
Contact Tilden Dental Group
To see quality cooperative care in action, visit your downtown Chicago dentist. Tilden Dental Group is led by father-son partners, Dr. Jordan J. Tilden and Dr. Zachary Tilden, and we emphasize total oral health through comprehensive dental treatment. Our trusted specialists help us provide care to patients with all sorts of needs. Call us today and experience the difference.