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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, General Dentistry
620 First Avenue N
Ketchum, ID
 

Dr. Jerry Mitchell's medical specialty is diagnostic radiology and general dentistry. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
191 Fifth Street West
Ketchum, ID
 

Dr. Scott Featherstone specializes in general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Featherstone at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Orthodontics, General Dentistry
181 1st Avenue N
Ketchum, ID
 

Brian Cameron Galbraith
Specializes in General Dentistry
181 First Avenue North
Ketchum, ID
 

John Franklin Calvert
Specializes in Dentistry
180 1st Street W.; Suite 103
Ketchum, ID
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
181 1st Avenue N
Ketchum, ID
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
120 Second Avenue; #202
Ketchum, ID
 

Dr. Robert Cunningham specializes in dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
181 1st Avenue N
Ketchum, ID
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
404 Fairway Loop
Sun Valley, ID
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
620 1st Avenue
Ketchum, ID
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
191 Fifth Street West; 2nd Floor
Ketchum, ID
 

Dr. Cheryl Rice practices general dentistry in Ketchum, ID. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
620 1st Avenue North
Ketchum, ID
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
680 2nd Avenue North
Ketchum, ID
 

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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.