A dental surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of oral cavity is a dentist. Dental hygienist, dental technicians, dental therapist and dental assistants are known to form a dental team. The responsibilities of dentists include restorative treatments, performing examinations, dental implant treatment and prescription of medications.
Treatments that deal with restoration include the following ; prosthodontics, endodontic, periodontal therapy dental, crown and bridges restoration oral surgery and braces. In terms of performing examinations it, mostly involves taking of radiography and diagnosis. Treatment to the various conditions that arise in the head and neck using other medication, fluorides, sedatives, local anesthetics, antibiotics and pain killers are the types of medication prescribed by a dentist.
Some additional qualification or training is needed by dentists in order to carry out more complex procedures such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, implants and general anesthesia. There are several specialties found in dentistry which are endodontics, dental public health, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontology, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics and oral and maxillofacial radiology. In the specialty areas of dentistry oral and maxillofacial pathology is the study diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial disease relation while oral and maxillofacial radiology is the study and radiologic interpretation of oral and maxillofacial diseases.
Maintenance of dental implants, and study and treatments of gum disease either surgically or non-surgically is periodontology while the s while traightening of teeth and modification of mid face and mandibular growth is orthodontics. Prosthodontics is restoring or placing of dental implants, dentures and bridges dental public health is the study of dental epidemiology and social health policies. Endodontics deal with root canal therapy and study of dental pulp diseases while oral and maxillofacial surgery involves correction of congenital facial deformities. With the specialty areas in dentistry, dentist are thus named according to the area they handle such as; oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral pathologist, prosthodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, general dentist, and pedodontist.
Dentistry is the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity. Diseases, conditions and disorders of the oral cavity is the main basis of dentistry. The focal point of dentistry is the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and oral conditions. Dentistry is not only associated with teeth but also other areas that are related to this field and have a special focuses.
Branches such as oral maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic dentistry as examples of specialty areas in dentistry. Clinical excellence desired by most patients and personalized treatment to accommodate everyone in the family is provided in Tacoma. Digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, VELscope and chair-side monitors are some of the technologies provided by Tacoma dental services. By employing digital x-rays that doesn’t expose patients to much radiation then their technology is the best.