- by Dr Akshara Potluri
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- Feb 09 2017
What is Dentistry?
The professionals who checks and treats all the oral problems are known as Dentist. They have undergone all the required medical training and passed all the exams to get the license so that they can practice their profession. They get the assistance from a dental team which includes dental assistants, technicians, therapists and hygienists.
Areas of specialization of dentistry:
All the oral health needs of the children (from infants to adolescents) are covered by Pediatric Dentistry.
All the diseases related to gum and bone are taken care by Periodontics.
Prosthodontics are concerned about restoration of natural teeth and replacing the missing teeth.
Dental Public Health :
The prevention and control of disease has been taken care by Dental public health through community efforts.
It helps in diagnosing, preventing and treating all the issues related to dental pulp and nearby tissues.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology :
All the diagnosis, identification and researches on the illness of the teeth, mouth and nearby areas are covered under Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology :
With the help of imaging technologies like X-ray etc., the diagnosis and management of the oral diseases are taken care by Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery takes care of all the surgical treatment of the diseases and injuries of the oral and maxillofacial region and of the mouth.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics:
The diagnosis and the treatment of all the dental and facial problems are specialized by Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
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