Dentistry is also called dental medicine or oral medicine. It deals with the analysis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the mouth. This includes the teeth themselves and the oral mucosa, the membrane that lines the mouth, plus related structures and tissues in the maxillofacial area, the face and jaw.
Dentists are doctorate graduates who are specially licensed to practice dentistry. They focus hard on health management and prevention, checking patients for the signs and symptoms of oral, cranial, lymph node and neck-related health issues, and going way beyond routine treatments and basic hygiene.