Dental Care Department
Dental care is the way to having healthy teeth and may refer to: Oral hygiene, the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental disorders. Dentistry, the professional care of teeth, including professional dental surgery and Oral surgery, involves the surgery of the teeth and jawbones. Some of the benefits covered by this service including preventive and diagnostic care such as oral exams, cleaning and x-rays. This also includes basic restorative care such as the following:
- Fillings – This procedure is done to fill the opening of a hole in a tooth and restore its function and shape.
- Root Canal Treatment – This treatment is basically done to get rid of the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
- Scaling and Polishing – This is used when your teeth require a thorough cleanup to remove all traces of plaque and tartar.
- Tooth Decay – Refers to the destruction of the tooth-structure caused by acids which is produced by plaque that builds up in your mouth. A fluoride treatment can help restore the tooth enamel and can sometimes reverse a cavity in the very early stages.
Major restorative care covered under the following:
- Crowns – It is a “cap” cover which is fixed on the top of an implant to provide a tooth-shape and structure.
- Dental Bridges – They are utilized in dentistry to replace a broken tooth by providing a bridge that connects the adjoining teeth.
- Dentures – They are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues of the oral cavity.
There are other Dental specialists who diagnoses, prevents and treats different diseases such as the following:
- Endodontists – Specialized in treating the human dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth.
- Orthodontist – They help straighten crooked teeth, by means of braces or misaligned jaws.
- Pedodontists – Specializes in the treatment of the oral health of children from infants to young adults by taking care of teeth, gums and mouth.
- Prosthodontists – Specialized in treating the cosmetic restoration and the replacement of missing teeth and jaw structures.
- Periodontists – Specialist that treats diseases of the gums and tooth-supporting structures like bone and other associated tissues.
- Radiologists – Trained to use diagnostic tools such as X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scans.