Dental Practices

The main types of Dentistry work:

General dentistry

This is the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems in people of all types with different kinds of dental compositions. General dentistry is often referred to as family dentistry and is often not referred to as a specialty compared to the types listed below.

Endodontics

Referees to the specialty of endodontists, deals with diseases of the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves The most common endodontic treatment is called a “root canal,” the removal of infected tissue and refilling of the nerve canal inside the tooth. Endodontists are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that is difficult to diagnose.

Orthodontics

This branch of dentistry focuses on preventing and treating teeth and facial irregularities, such as a jaw alignment, “bad bite,” and more. Orthodontist treatment involves design, application and control of corrective “appliances” such as braces, retainers, etc. to achieve proper facial balance and occlusion (bite).

Periodontics

Is the specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of the gums and bone structure that holds teeth in place. Periodontists are experts at recognizing such gum disorders as gingivitis, an infection of the gums, and the more destructive gum disease known as periodontitis. Some of the more common treatments a periodontist might provide include: cleaning and scaling teeth to remove harmful substances called plaque and tartar; prescribing medicines like antibiotics and special mouthwashes; and for more severe dental problems, oral surgery.

Prosthodontics

Which is also called prosthetic dentistry, involves restoring and maintaining oral function, health, comfort and appearance by replacing teeth and gum tissue with artificial substitutes (sometimes called false teeth). Prosthodontists can fit patients with such prosthetic devices as single or multiple tooth replacement implants, crowns and bridges, partial dentures and complete dentures.

Oral surgery

is specifically surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities of the mouth, teeth, gums and jaws. Oral surgeons are skilled in reconstructive and implant surgeries. They treat problems caused by wisdom teeth, facial injuries, and jaw disorders.

Pedodontics

Is a dental practice of focusing on the treatment of children. These professional focus more on the psychological impacts of dental work on children and integrate kid friendly practices in their profession to make kids comfortable with the dentistry profession. They also specialize in more long-term preventative care, restoring and maintaining primary and permanent dentition, dental caries, and correct difficulties of occlusion.