Dentist Frequently Asked Questions
Medically reviewed by Christine Frank, DDS – Written by Megan Lentz
What is a dentist?
Common procedures dentists perform include:
Dentists can refer you to other dental specialists such as endodontists, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and orthodontists.
It's recommended to see a dentist twice per year for preventive care. You may need to see your dentist more frequently if you have certain oral health conditions, such as gingivitis.
Here are some examples of both general and specific questions to ask a GI specialist during your appointment:
- dental cavities
- gum disease
- dry mouth
- fungal infections
- mouth sores
- impaired taste
- cracked or broken teeth
- sensitive teeth, or dentin hypersensitivity
- infection and delayed healing
- chronic bad breath
Your dentist may treat additional oral health conditions. When choosing a dentist, confirm before making an appointment that they can treat your specific oral health concerns.