Dentist

Who is a dentist?

Dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

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DENTIST

Dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. By nature of their general training, a licensed dentist can carry out most dental treatments such as restorative (dental restorationscrownsbridges), orthodontics (braces), prosthodontic (denturescrown/bridge), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and oral surgery (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, taking radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. Additionally, dentists can further engage in oral surgery procedures such as dental implant placement. Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibioticsfluoridespain killerslocal anestheticssedatives/hypnotics and any other medications that serve in the treatment of the various conditions that arise in the oral cavity.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?

Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.

How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.

Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?

People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.

Are dental crowns safe?

Although, some people are concerned about the toxicity of dental crowns, they are safe. Data collected from researches and studies shows that toxicity of crowns is not a concern for those receiving them. The materials used for making crowns are highly non-toxic. Gold, zirconia (or ceramic), and nickel are different types of materials used to make crowns.