Most dental clinics provide routine care and treatments and some include a variety of specialized treatments. In most cases, a dental clinic may offer general maintenance such as exams, x-rays, cleaning and basic care; but other clinics offer a variety of special treatment in a specific area of dentistry.
Dentists may specialize in a particular area of dentistry such as endodontics, pediatrics, periodontics or implants. Some dental professionals will focus their practice on cosmetic procedures, orthodontics or surgical procedures. A dentist may choose to focus their practice on one a special treatment, or offer them in addition to general services.