Medical License Speciality and areas of practice
Thomas C Porter,DDS is listed as specialized in General Dentist under General Dentistry in Saint Petersburg, Florida .
Contact this dentist to find out if they offer Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics Periodontics,Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Dental Public Health or Oral/Maxillofacial Pathology.
General Dentist and General Dentistry explained
General dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages.
A general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs. He/she can treat you and your entire family and care for your overall oral health.
If you need a specialized dental procedure performed, a general dentist may work with other dentists to make sure you get the proper care.
Most general dentists are highly educated and trained on several different dental procedures. Instead of specializing in just one area of dentistry, he/she can provide plenty of different dental services. A few examples:
- Cosmetic procedures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Gum disease treatment
- Partial dentures
- Restorative care
- Root canal treatment
- Oral surgery
- Teeth cleanings
- Home care instruction
- Mouth guards
- Nutrition counseling
- TMD/TMJ therapy
- Tobacco cessation
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