Dentistry and its specialty branches to give you healthy and beautiful smile
Dentistry is a broad subject that deals with oral health. It includes diagnosis and treatment to diseases of teeth and gums. But there are many specializations in dentistry you will be interested to know.
Find below all of the dental specialties that are recognized
It encompasses overall dental health and great majority of people first make a visit to the general dentistry for oral health requirements. The general dentist offers to take care of all teeth (deciduous teeth to wisdom teeth) and he attends on all age group of patients; old and young. However, he might want you to check with another specialist for certain teeth conditions.
It forms a specialization of restorative dentistry and the dentist that specializes in this area of expertise is referred to as endodontist. They treat root canal problems, while all dentists are trained to treat the root canal conditions in general; it is the endodontist who just mastered it to provide only root canal treatment services. In fact your dentist decides on whether he can treat or an endodontist only can treat. As we see today there are so many advancements with cutting-edge technology in endodontic dentistry that lay emphasis on saving a tooth while treating the root canal problems painlessly.
This specialty involves study of prevention and correction of crooked teeth and lessening the unwanted gaps between teeth. This rectifies the bite irregularities. People with bad bite visit an endodontist and in general braces and brackets should correct bad bite and crooked teeth problems. There are; however, lot of advancements in the field of orthodontics that you may want to check with the specialist.
This branch of dentistry deals with diagnoses and treatment of gum and bone (that surround the teeth) diseases. A periodontist will restore the gum condition and bring back the smile on your face. The specialty also deals with implants for those areas with missing teeth, and surgical procedures to alter gum tissue changes for treating gummy smile and other conditions. In general he restores back normal and healthy smile.
This specialty deals with study of repair of natural teeth and also replacement of missing teeth. The term prostho means artificial so this specialty deals with use of artificial materials (as teeth and/or dentures, crowns) to replace a missed teeth (whether lost during a trauma or extracted in the process of treating another condition).
Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery
This specialty focuses on diagnoses and surgical treatment of diseases, defects or injuries of the mouth, jaws, head or face and neck. The specialty deals with diagnosis and treatment of TMJ or temporomandibular joint. When a person is involved in a trauma of face these surgeons are called to treat the broken bones of jaws and/or face.
This is a discourse of nature of diseases that affect all of the parts of mouth including teeth, cheeks, lips, jawbones and some parts of neck and face. The specialist is referred to as oral pathologist.
This specialty deals handling dental problems of children. A pedodontist will take care of childâ€™ oral health right from birth through adolescence.
This specialty seems to enjoy a lot of fanfare than any other dental specialty and as it sounds it deals with cosmetic aspects of your mouth that includes correcting teeth and/or gum problems to give the best ever smile a person can sport. It differs from conventional dentistry, as it doesnâ€™t focus on health of teeth or gums. It is involved in whitening of the teeth or use of veneers and restorative dental materials to give a smile makeover to a person.