25 Apr What is Dentistry All About?
Each year, dentists help thousands of people keep smiling. Dentistry fits into the category of healthcare. In Split, within the realms of healthcare, Dentelli Dental Clinic definitely stands out. For us, dentistry is a noble profession that has a great impact on the patient’s quality of life. It concentrates on the vulnerable part of our body that affects confidence, how you sleep, eat, drink, talk, and breathe.
We emphasize the importance of empathy in our approach to patients, as well as educating our patients on the relevance of oral health and hygiene.
What is Dentistry?
By definition, dentistry is the profession devoted to maintaining the health of the teeth, gums, and other tissues in and around the mouth. Good dental health is a combination of brushing and flossing your teeth along with regular visits to the dentist.
Our dental professionals can help you prevent many dental complications. But do you know what type of dentist you should see? If you aren’t sure what is the difference between an endodontist and an orthodontist, keep reading!
Here are different types of dental specialties and what they do for your teeth and your health in general:
1. Dental Anthropology and Morphology
Dental anthropology and morphology deal with the anatomy, the genetic influence, and inherited changes in teeth and dental tissues.
2. Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing or restoring damaged teeth structures. For example, it includes procedures like cavity filling or dental implants.
Endodontics focuses on the health of the dental pulp and root tissues. You’ve probably heard someone had a root canal treatment – that’s it. Endodontists work to save your natural tooth.
Gnathology studies the mechanics of the lower and upper jaw, the functions of sound pronunciation, and chewing. For example, if you grind your teeth, you will see a gnathologist.
5. Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry deals with dental care for children from infancy until adulthood. The first visit to the dentist should be between 2 and 3 years old (when all deciduous teeth come out).
6. Oral Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry
Oral hygiene and preventive dentistry help maintain good oral health. It is a combination of your proper daily dental care (brushing and flossing) along with regular dental check-ups.
Orthodontics treats improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed, usually with braces. An orthodontist can help you create a better bite and make teeth fit better.
Periodontology treats conditions that affect the gums and the periodontal tissues – the structures that help support the tooth. The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis (a less severe condition that affects the gums), and the second stage is periodontitis (a severe condition that affects the supporting structures).
9. Oral Surgery
Oral surgery refers to the surgical procedure performed on your teeth, gums, jaws, or other oral structures, like removing your wisdom tooth.
Prosthodontics deals with the restoration and replacement of the missing teeth and soft parts of the oral cavity, like the jaw or palate. For example, prostheses are made to help the patient to improve aesthetics, speech, and chewing.
11. Oral Medicine
Oral medicine is a dental specialty placed between medicine and dentistry. It diagnoses and treats severe conditions that aren’t responsive to standard dental procedures, like life-threatening medical conditions or complex diagnostic problems.
Here at Dentelli boutique Dental Clinic in Split, we offer a wide range of services you can see here.
There is a popular motto that goes like this: Dentistry is the art and science of oral health. Dentelli’s team of dentists confirms this statement. Learn more about what is dentistry with a team of top quality experts at Dentelli.
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