Dental Sciences

Dentistry at Chandan Hospital is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teethamong the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular and other supporting structures.

Dental treatments are carried out by a dental team, which consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, as well as dental therapists).

Dental treatment

The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planning and endodontic root canal treatment.

Dentists also encourage prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene and regular, twice yearly, checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. Oral infections and inflammations may affect overall health and conditions in the oral cavity may be indicative of systemic diseases, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, celiac disease or cancer. Many studies have also shown that gum disease is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and preterm birth. The concept that oral health can affect systemic health and disease is referred to as "oral-systemic health".

Specialties:

Endodontics (also called endodontology) – Root canal therapy and diseases of the dental pulp and periapical tissues.

Geriatric dentistry or Geriodontics – 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 and maxillofacial pathology – The diagnosis, and sometimes the treatment of oral and maxillofacial related diseases.

Oral and maxillofacial radiology – The radiologic interpretation of oral and maxillofacial diseases.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (also called oral surgery) – Extractions, implants, and surgery of the jaws, mouth and face.

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Oral Implantology – The art and science of replacing extracted teeth with dental implants.

Oral medicine – The clinical evaluation and diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – The straightening of teeth and modification of midface and mandibular growth.

Pediatric dentistry (also called pedodontics) – Dentistry for children

Periodontology (also called periodontics) – Treatment of diseases of the periodontium (non-surgical and surgical) as well as placement and maintenance of dental implants

Prosthodontics (also called prosthetic dentistry) – Dentures, bridges and the restoration of implants.