What is Dentistry?
Dentistry is branch of medicine that deals with oral problems, diseases, disorders and oral surgeries. Doctor specialized in dentistry is known as dentist. Nowadays dentistry has evolved in such way that a person can have his 32 teeth in his 100th year.
Diseases and conditions
Dentist solves all kinds of dental diseases, disorders, oral diseases, dental deformities with inventions in medications and oral surgeries. Here are few most common diseases which dentist treats:
Teeth decay: Teeth affected with cavities can cause dental decay. Depending upon severity of cavity dentist gives treatments like fluoride treatment, dental fillings, dental crowns, etc. some times to save damaged tooth doctor may suggest root canal.
Gum diseases: Infection and injuries to gums can cause gum diseases. Dentists treat gum diseases by oral surgeries and medications.
Tooth erosion: dentists treat tooth erosion by oral surgeries like fitting a veneer or by filling.
Oral cancer: it’s a serious disease which is diagnosed by dentists. To treat it he may perform oral surgeries.
Toothaches and dental emergencies: Tooth ache and dental emergencies are common, but can be prevented with regular visits to the dentist.
Treatment and diagnosis
Dentist can diagnose and treat various oral problems. Depending upon tooth conditions, he decides what kind of treatment he should give like root canal, dental fillings, dental implants or any other required oral surgery. Dentists can even diagnose oral cancer. Here is list of oral treatments, which dentists give:
• Root canal
• Dental implants
• Gum surgeries
• Dental fillings
• Dental crowns
Other than diseases they also prescribe pain medications, perform cosmetic surgeries for example smile designing, Tooth jewelry, Teeth Whitening.
When to call dentist?
Ideally to keep your oral health healthy, one should have regular oral check-ups in dentist’s clinic. Besides this consult your dentist, if you face any dental problems. You should consult dentist if you have following symptoms:
• Dental cavity
• Tooth pain
• Stains on teeth
• Knocked or broken tooth
• Wisdom teeth pain
• Damaged tooth
• Oral inflammation
Consult your dentist and make sure you don’t have any dental problem. Regular dental check - ups saves you from complicated oral surgeries and diseases like oral cancer. Hence, fix periodic appointments with dentist.