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

Dr. Robert Gatehouse's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gatehouse is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Andrew Kressley works as an oral surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Kressley trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more. Dr. Kressley is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Surgery

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

Craig Kenneth Foisie
Specializes in Periodontics
97 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Craig Foisie's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
251 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

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

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

Dr. Craig Wilson specializes in general dentistry and practices in Old Saybrook, CT. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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

Dr. Richard Goldfeder's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Specializes in Periodontics
97 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Ira Cantner specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Cantner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
180 Westbrook Road; 6
Essex, CT
 

Dr. Katrina Wall practices dentistry in Essex, CT. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in Dentistry
26 Middlesex Turnpike
Essex, CT
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1823 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Brady is a general dentist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
62 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
 

Dr. Ernest Reamer's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Reamer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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

Dr. Richard Benoit's specialty is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benoit accepts.

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

Dr. Andre Lheureux is a general dentist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Periodontics
97 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. James McAraw practices periodontics (gum disease) in Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. McAraw is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Aaftab Gill specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill accepts.

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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.