Department Of Dentistry

There is a saying; “Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
Teeth are very significant feature of your personality. Physical as well as functional structure of human body seems incomplete without this one component. Among the various colors of life, this is the one that keeps the essence of whole structure.

In the modern century, many techniques have been introduced to help you in keeping your teeth healthy and these all techniques fall under one term known as “Dentistry”.

What is Dentistry?

“Dentistry is a branch of medicine which involves the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases, disorders and conditions especially related to teeth (dentition).”

This is a general conception among public that it majorly deals the problems occurring in the teeth but in reality, it also involves the cases of oral mucosa and adjacent tissues especially in the jaw and facial areas.
In certain countries; there is another term which has been used interchangeably with the term dentistry and is called as; stomatology. The main reason behind this use is the conception of stomatology which involves the study of mouth disorders and diseases.

The qualified person deals with this branch is called as “Dentist”.

How Many Types of Dentist are there?

There is a general concept among population that only one general dentist is out there. But you would be surprised by knowing that how many types are out there. Such as;

General dentist:

Those who are involved in general regular dental checkup, cleanings, dental X-rays, and educating patients.

Orthodontist:

Those who are involved in the righting of mingled teeth by the use of braces as well as jawbones and other supporting facial structures.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon:

Those who take care of the problems related to soft tissues in and around the mouth.

Periodontist:

They basically deal with the gums problems.

Prosthodontist:

They help to provide prosthesis for the decayed, damaged or missing teeth.

Endodontist:

They are involved with the treatment of pulp (inner part) of the tooth.

What are the main services covered under the Dentistry?

There is a variety of problems that have been treated by the dentists and these problems include;

Gum diseases:

Its first stage is Gingivitis and it can be treated, if have not been treated at time, it can develop many serious problems.

Missing teeth:

This condition is very usual and is developed during the age of 20 to 64 years.

Sensitivity:

It is the most common problem that has been reported by the person of every age and involves the sensitivity of cold and hot to teeth and gums.

Toothache:

The most reported problem on a general basis is a pain in the tooth.

Dry mouth:

This happens to every person at some time but if this situation persists for a longer time than usual, you need to consult your physician.

Oropharyngeal Cancer

In this disease any part of oropharyngeal cavity can be affected involving lips, gums, cheek lining, tongue, jaw, the hard or soft plate and throat. It involves the basic symptoms such as; un-noticed white or red spots, sore or swelling anywhere in the mouth cavity.
There are some other disorders such as;

    • Cold sores
    • Cavities
    • Chipped tooth
    • Darkened tooth

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