Advancements in Dentistry
Modern general dentistry has seen numerous technological advances in recent years. Most of these developments were made with the comfort of the patient in mind. As a result, visiting an advanced dental treatment center no longer needs to be worrisome. Instead, patients can take advantage of these recent advances in dental treatment to receive the best care possible.
Dental Public Health and Dental Hygiene
Dental Public Health can be defined as a science and practice of preventing oral diseases, promoting oral health, and improving quality of life through organized effects of the society. Dental Public Health is concerned with promoting the health of the population and therefore focuses action at a community level. This contrasts with clinical practice which operates at an individual level. To keep the dental and oral medical issues like dental cavities, gingivitis, individuals should keep the mouth and teeth clean. Dental cleanliness projects can be led to instruct the patients to enhance and keep up great dental and oral wellbeing. Great oral wellbeing keeps from the dental depressions, gum sicknesses, terrible breath, and tooth rot.
Oral Cancer and Oral Pathology
Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth. Most oral cancers begin in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of your mouth, tongue, and lips. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, use tobacco, drink lots of alcohol, have HPV, or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer. Tests to diagnose oral cancer include a physical exam, endoscopy, biopsy, and imaging tests. Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments. Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, traumatic injuries, and developmental or genetic deformities of the face, mouth, dentition, jaws and neck. Functional, pathologic and cosmetic problems are managed by these physicians.
Endodontics and Orthodontics
Endodontics deals with the treatment of diseases of the inside of the tooth, including the pulp chamber, the pulp canal, and contiguous structures. Root canal therapy and bleaching of nonvital teeth are standard treatments rendered by endodontists. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. This results in an improper bite. Orthodontics additionally includes treating and controlling various aspects of facial growth (dentofacial orthopedics) and the form and development of the jaw.
Prosthodontics and Periodontics
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth, and/or maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Periodontology or periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that have an effect on them.
Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials
Restorative dentistry is the term dental professionals use to explain how they replace missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns, bridges and implants are common restorative options. The goal is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues. Whether seeing a patient for a routine prophy appointment, or providing more complex restorative, periodontal or endodontic treatment, a variety of dental materials will be a part of the workflow. From capturing an impression to placing a crown to performing cosmetic whitening, highly specialized materials are needed to complete your task. Finding the right material for your practice and the case at hand is important. New dental materials are coming to the market at a rapid pace, so staying on top of your options is an ongoing part of practicing dentistry.
Pediatric and Geriatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Geriatric dentistry is the delivery of dental care to older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other health care professionals.
Oral Medicine and Dental Pharmacology
Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region, and with their diagnosis and non-surgical management. Dental pharmacology is the study of drugs, or pharmaceuticals, typically used in the dental field.
Digital Dentistry and Nano Dentistry
Digital dentistry may be defined in a broad scope as any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components in contrast to that of mechanical or electrical alone. This broad definition can range from the most commonly thought area of digital dentistry - CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) - to those that may not even be recognized, such as computer-controlled delivery of nitrous oxide. Nanotechnology has tremendous potential to revolutionize dentistry as a whole and can also introduce significant benefits to human society by improving health and presenting better use of natural resources.