You go to a general dentist for the following services:
- Dental prophylaxis or cleaning
- Treatment of dental caries
- Root canals
- Dental fillings
- Other preventive or rehabilitative treatments intended to relieve pain caused by problems in your teeth
Cosmetic dentistry falls under the category of specialty dentistry. A cosmetic dentist is a general dentist who obtained further training to acquire the knowledge, and develop the skills needed to perform dental procedures and treatments related to improving the appearance of teeth, or what is referred to as a patient's smile.