We found 39 dentists near Old Saybrook, CT.

Robert Richard Gatehouse
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
1180 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Robert Gatehouse practices pediatric dentistry in Middletown, CT and Old Saybrook, CT. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Gatehouse trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gatehouse has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1480 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Kressley is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Kressley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in General Dentistry
190 Westbrook Road; Suite 1b
Essex, CT
 

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Specializes in Periodontics
97 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Craig Foisie is a periodontist. Dr. Foisie takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
251 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Robert Edmonstone works as a pediatric dentist. Patient ratings for Dr. Edmonstone average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
263 Main Street; Floor 2
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Aaftab Gill works as a general dentist. Dr. Gill takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
97 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Ira Cantner works as a periodontist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1480 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Richard Goldfeder is a general dentist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Dentistry
26 Middlesex Turnpike
Essex, CT
 

Craig Stephen Wilson
Specializes in General Dentistry
105 Main Street; Suite 1
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Craig Wilson works as a general dentist. Dr. Wilson's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1823 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Pilgrim practices general dentistry in Westbrook, CT. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pilgrim accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
263 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Old Saybrook, CT
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1823 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Brady practices general dentistry in Westbrook, CT. He is rated highly by his patients.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
62 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
 

Dr. Ernest Reamer practices general dentistry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
123 Elm Street; Suite #900
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Richard Benoit specializes in general dentistry and practices in Old Saybrook, CT. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1160 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Andre Lheureux works as a general dentist in Old Saybrook, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Lheureux average 4.5 stars out of 5.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.