What is Dentistry?
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.
What procedures can you find at a dentistry clinic?
- Check ups
- Scale and polish
- Root planing (deep clean)
- Teeth whitening
- Fillings and repairs
- Tooth removal (tooth extractions)
- Root canal treatment
- Gum disease treatment
- Dentures (false teeth)
- Gum surgery
- Oral cancer checks
- Teeth Whitening
What should you expect at a dental clinic?
All the best dentists give you a warm welcome. You can expect spotlessly clean, well-equipped premises. They will take great care to set your mind at ease if you’re nervous around dental treatment. You’ll work closely with your dentist to create a personal treatment plan that’s unique to your needs, and every aspect of your care will be safe, effective, caring, responsive and led well by those in charge.