Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the teeth. They formulate and execute treatment plans consisting of placement of restorations and prostheses to restore function and esthetics.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the branch of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries, and defects involving the oral and maxillofacial regions of the face. Oral surgeons specialize in a range of surgical procedures, including tooth extractions, implant placement, bone grafting procedures, trauma reconstruction, and biopsies.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and destructive processes of teeth and periapical tissues. Endodontists examine teeth, interpret radiographs, and perform pulp tests to determine tooth vitality and periapical tissue condition. They are often referred to as “root canal specialists.”
Periodontists diagnose and treat diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of teeth, more commonly known as “gums”. They also maintain the health, function, and esthetics of the gums.
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion of the teeth. Orthodontists utilize braces, retainers, and other devices to straighten teeth and improve the way teeth come together.
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides primary and comprehensive dental care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Although general dentists are capable of addressing your child’s oral health care needs, a pediatric dentist, his or her staff, and even the office décor are all geared to care for children and to put them at ease. If your child has special needs, care from a pediatric dentist should be considered.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the nature, identification, and management of disease affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It investigates the causes, processes, and effects of oral diseases.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral Radiology is the branch of dentistry concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by radiographs to diagnose and manage diseases of the oral region.
Dental Public Health
Dental public health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. This branch of dentistry is aimed at the community rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, group dental care programs, and prevention and control of disease on a community basis.
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