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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1325 North Mount Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Steven Schoolman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Schoolman takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
611 W Main Street
Jackson, MO
 

Dr. Truman Lewis works as a general dentist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
502 W. Main
Jackson, MO
 

Dr. Nathan McGuire is an orthodontist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1367 N Mount Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3100 E Jackson Boulevard
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2845 Professional Court
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Jayne Scherrman is a pediatric dentist. Dr. Scherrman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1367 N Mt Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2845 Professional Court
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. David Johnson's specialty is pediatric dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Dentistry
915 Gerald Street
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
3100 East Jackson Boulevard
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in Periodontics
1345 N Mount Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2906 Breckenridge Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
430 W Independence Street
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3100 E Jackson Boulevard
Jackson, MO
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1166 Greenway Drive; Suite A1
Jackson, MO
 

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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.