Nearly all dental therapies are performed to prevent or treat the 2 most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth rot) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Typical treatments include the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing and root canal treatment.
All dentists in the USA undergo at least three years of under graduate studies, but virtually all complete a bachelor’s degree. An orthodontist Tucson needs to complete additional qualifications or continuing education to perform more sophisticated treatments such as maxillofacial and oral surgery, sedation, and enhancements.
By nature of their general training they can execute most of dental treatments such as restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (dentures), endodontic (root channel) therapy, periodontal (gum) treatment, and removal of teeth, along with executing examinations, radiographs (x rays) and analysis. Tooth doctors may also prescribe medications like antibiotics, sedatives, and any other medicines used in patient management.
Prevention of oral diseases additionally encourages through appropriate hygiene and twice yearly, routine, clinical examinations for assessment and cleaning. States in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic disorders such as cancer or osteoporosis. Many studies also have shown that gum disease is associated with a heightened risk of diabetes and preterm birth. The theory that dental health can change systemic health and disease is called “mouth-systemic wellness”.