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Specializes in General Dentistry
2121 W Noble Avenue
Guthrie, OK
 

Dr. Bryan Bumpas practices general dentistry in Guthrie, OK. Dr. Bumpas is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2001 S Division Street
Guthrie, OK
 

Dr. Steven Brown practices general dentistry in Guthrie, OK. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
303 N Division Street
Guthrie, OK
 

Dr. Terry Smith's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors 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
1803 S Division Street
Guthrie, OK
 

Dr. Lewis Turney's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2001 S Division Street
Guthrie, OK
 

Dr. Chad Wassink practices general dentistry in Guthrie, OK. Dr. Wassink takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.
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