A dental surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of oral cavity is a dentist. A dental team is formed by 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.
Treatments that deal with restoration include the following ; prosthodontics, endodontic, periodontal therapy dental, crown and bridges restoration oral surgery and braces. Taking of radiography and diagnosis is the most common type of examination performance. 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. 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. Oral and maxillofacial surgery deals with correction of congenital facial deformities endodontics deal with root canal therapy and study of dental pulp diseases. 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. Our oral cavity is the main basis for studies relating to dentistry. Oral conditions or cavities have resulted to focus of dentistry. Areas of dentistry that are not primarily associated with teeth are also focused on.
Cosmetic dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery are some of the fields that are related to dentistry. Clinical excellence desired by most patients and personalized treatment to accommodate everyone in the family is provided in Tacoma. They are also known to provide some of the best technologies such as digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, VELscope and chair-side monitors. Patients are exposed to less radiation by the digital x-rays used in Tacoma.