Checkups, cleanings, and general dental care are the foundation of great oral health. But sometimes you need a little specialty care to make sure everything stays healthy. Whether it’s wisdom teeth extractions for your kids or a root canal for your spouse, it’s much simpler to go to a dental office where you can take care of everyone’s needs in the same place. In this blog, you’ll learn about the benefits of having certain procedures done by an oral surgeon or endodontist in Jacksonville and how you can get convenience and higher quality at the same time!

The Advantages of General and Specialty Care Under One Roof

When you find out that you need something more than a checkup or a dental filling, the last thing you want to do is search for a new office.

By having access to both a family dentist and a team of specialists, you can simply stay in the same office where you’re already an established patient. Not only will you get the best care possible, you’ll also get added convenience, including:

  • Expanded hours – Multiple dentists allow for expanded office hours (including weekend hours in some cases) to make scheduling as easy as possible.  
  • History – Being able to stay with the same healthcare providers who already know you and your dental history is always an advantage.
  • Saving time – You can schedule appointments for everyone in your family in just one place, which saves you the hassle of driving all over town.

With oral health needs that change as time goes on, going to just one practice makes life a little easier.

Why Is It So Important To See Specialists?

Specialists have much more training and experience in their particular fields. Whereas general dentists are trained to perform procedures like extractions and root canals, they aren’t experts in those specific areas of dentistry.

Here’s what sets specialists like endodontists and oral surgeons apart:

  • Endodontists – Endodontists are root canal specialists who have pursued years of extra training after dental school and completed a residency so they can handle even the most complicated cases with ease.
  • Oral Surgeon – In addition to completing dental school to get their D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery), an oral surgeon in Jacksonville has also completed an intensive 4-6 years of additional medical training and a residency to get their M.D. (Medical Doctor) as well.

When you see a family dentist who also has these specialists in-house, you’ll be making sure that you and your family get the best care possible!

About the Author

Dr. Andrew Calhoun is an endodontist in Jacksonville who graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He’s proud to work alongside Dr. Patel, a general dentist, and Dr. Landis, an oral surgeon, at The Dental Center of Jacksonville. Together, they provide outstanding general dentistry and specialty care with the convenience of just one office. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, he can be reached via his website.