A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.
A dentist typically:
A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
There are 17936 specialists practicing Dentistry in Texas with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 163 hospitals in Texas with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Texas Children's Hospital, Medical City North Hills and Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.