Finding the right dentist for you and your family can be confusing. There are many dentists in every major city. Some dentist’s names have “DDS” (doctor of dental surgery) or “DMD” (doctor of dental medicine) at the end. What’s the difference? Not much. Both “doctors of dental surgery” and “doctors of dental medicine” receive comprehensive training to practice dentistry as a general dentist.
What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is a dentist who is trained to perform all dental procedures. A general dentist can perform comprehensive dental exams, obtain x-rays, dental surgery, tooth extraction, all cosmetic dental procedures, and all other dental procedures. A general dentist is the best place to start when you have a dental problem. If, for some reason, your general dentist believes that a certain condition is especially complicated or beyond his/her abilities, the general dentist may refer the patient to a specialist.
The American Dental Association recognizes only a few areas of specialty, including pediatric dentistry (for children), endodontists (specialists in root canal procedures), oral and maxillofacial surgeons (oral surgery and tooth extraction specialists), prosthodontists (restorative specialists), periodontists (specialists in treating gum disease) and orthodontists (for braces).
Experienced General Dentist in Austin
Dr. Jeanne Taylor, D.D.S. has been practicing general dentistry in Austin, Texas for more than 20 years. Over that time, Dr. Taylor has encountered virtually every conceivable dental issue while providing safe and effective care to thousands of patients. Dr. Taylor provides comprehensive dental care to adults and children. Her services include all general dental procedures including dental exams, x-rays, teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, fillings. Dr. Taylor performs all cosmetic dental procedures.
Dr. Taylor is known as a gentle dentist, meaning both she and her staff are committed to treating patients in the most gentle and pain-free manner possible. Upon entering the comfortable and relaxed setting within Austin-Central Dental, you will be greeted by an experienced and knowledgeable office staff who will make you feel right at home. Dr. Taylor takes the time to get to know her patients in order to fully understand their dental problems and their concerns.
Location, Location, Location
An often overlooked criteria in selecting a general dentist in Austin is the location of the dental office. Why is location important? It’s important because the convenience of the dental office will make it easier to incorporate your dental visit into your busy schedule, and to make attending your dental appointment less stressful.
Austin-Central Dental is conveniently located in central Austin near Mopac and Far West Boulevard. This is an ideal location for patients who live or work downtown, near the University of Texas or in the Arboretum area.