Specialist in dentistry that handles the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of oral cavity is a dental surgeon who is known as a dentist. A dentist has a dental team which includes dental hygienist, dental technicians, dental therapist and dental assistants. Restorative treatments, performing examinations, dental implant treatment and prescription of medications are the roles and responsibilities of dentists.
Braces, prosthodontics, endodontic, periodontal therapy, dental, crown and bridges restoration and oral surgery are the types of restorative treatment. In terms of performing examinations it, mostly involves taking of radiography and diagnosis. Prescription of medication by dentist includes the following; fluorides, antibiotics, pain killers, sedatives, local anesthetics and any other medication that serve as treatment to the various conditions that arise in the head and neck.
Dentists need to take additional qualification 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. The study and radiologic interpretation of oral and maxillofacial diseases is oral and maxillofacial radiology while the study diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial related disease is oral and maxillofacial pathology.
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. The study of dental epidemiology and social health policies and the ability to restore or place of dental implants, dentures and bridges are dental public health and prosthodontics respectively. 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.
A branch of medicine that contains the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity is dentistry. 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. Other areas relating to dentistry is focuses on as they are specialty areas.
Cosmetic dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery are some of the fields that are related to dentistry. Tacoma dental services is known to provide personalized dental care to accommodate everyone in the family and clinical excellence desired by patients. Digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, VELscope and chair-side monitors are some of the technologies provided by Tacoma dental services. Patients are exposed to less radiation by the digital x-rays used in Tacoma.