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Endodontists are typically associated with root canals.  Endodontists have at least two years of specialty training focused on working with dental pulp and surrounding tissue. They perform complicated dental root canals -- removing unhealthy pulp from the bottom of a tooth then filling and sealing the hole. Root canals allow patients to keep the tooth alive and therefore save teeth that would have otherwise been removed.

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, have injured a tooth or there’s swelling around your teeth or gums a General Dentist may refer you to an Endodontist since they’re experts at diagnosing the root cause of tooth pain and performing complicated procedures relating to the inside of your teeth.

Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located in Beverly, MA. Our mission is to perfect the Dental experience.  We believe a relaxing & enjoyable dental visit is possible and strive to exceed any expectations you have regarding a visit to the Dentist.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer or Dr. Suzanne Fisher please, call (978) 288-1946 or request an appointment using our website.

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A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and problems related to the supporting bone around teeth. Periodontists obtain at least three years of additional training after Dental School in which they focus on regenerative procedures, tooth extractions and the replacement of teeth using dental implants.  Periodontists also perform a range of cosmetic procedures that allow them to provide patients with a beautiful, healthy smile.

Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Dr. Valerie Martins, one of the founders of Martins Dental Partners, is a Board-Certified Periodontist trained at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.  She has been in private practice for over 7 years and has placed over 1,000 implants.  Dr. Martins is a specialist with the advanced training and certifications you're looking for when considering a single dental implant, a complete smile makeover or anything in between.

Are you interested in more information regarding dental implants or preventing, diagnosing and treating gum related issues including gum disease?  If so, please give us a call at (978) 288-1946 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

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130 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Martins Dental Partners - What is a General Dentist?The most common type of dentist is a General Dentist.  A General Dentist, sometimes referred to as a Family Dentist, treats patients of all ages.  They provide support for your oral health on a regular basis by focusing on preventative maintenance such as regular dental cleanings, dental X-rays and patient education regarding proper home care.

General dentists also provide “restorative” care including treatment of tooth decay (i.e. fillings), root canals, repairing cracked or chipped teeth and can assist you with the processes of getting braces, false teeth and/or mouth guards. Finally, many General Dentists offer additional “add on” services ranging from tooth whitening to Botox.

While General Dentists can address most potential needs of a patient, they will sometimes refer you to a dental specialist such as a Pediatric Dentist, Orthodontist, Periodontist, Endodontist, Prosthodontist or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.  We will review each of those specialists in a future “Types of Dentists” post.

Martins Dental Partners is a multi-specialty General & Cosmetic Dental Practice located in Beverly, MA. Our mission is to perfect the Dental experience.  We believe a relaxing & enjoyable dental visit is possible and strive to exceed any expectations you have regarding a visit to the Dentist.  For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer or Dr. Suzanne Fisher please, call (978) 288-1946 or request an appointment using our website.