There are many different types of dentists available today however the most common dentist is the general dentist. A general dentist is a professional who is licensed to provide care to the teeth and the gums. There has been and still is a high demand for a general dentist in many places.
The main duty for a general dentist is to help prevent cavities, treat the cavities if detected, control tooth sensitivity, and control the loss of tooth enamel as well as gum disease that occurs over time. A general dentist is also responsible for educating the patients on how to better take care of their teeth.
A dentist can provide services such as removing decay, repairing teeth that have broken, fill cavities, certain teeth removals, perform examinations, provide fluoride treatments, and other dentist duties.
When a patient needs braces and other aligning procedures performed on their teeth, a dentist will usually refer their patients to someone that specializes in cosmetic procedures. Sometimes a tooth extraction may be more complicated depending on the way that the roots are turned or if there was other problems that will prevent a dentist from removing a tooth using a simple procedure.