Dentistry is an often overlooked area of medical science.  This article will attempt to address this and give some information about your dentist and the procedures common to them all.

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Dentistry and Its Importance

What is dentistry?  According to this article excerpt from Wikipedia: “Dentistry is the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, especially the teeth, and to an extent related conditions in the maxillofacial (jaws and face) area.[2] Dentistry can be considered a branch of medicine as a whole, although it is also concerned with cosmesis. Dentistry is widely considered important for overall health. Dental treatment is carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists). Most dentists work in private practices (primary care), although some work in hospitals (secondary care) and institutions (prisons, armed forces bases, etc.). The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization, with the earliest evidence dating from 7000BC. It is thought that dental surgery was the first specialization from medicine.” [READ MORE]
Every dentist has an area of specialty.  Some dentists specialize in pediatric dentistry, some work on patients of all ages.  Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that is in high demand, as are things such as veneers, braces, and of course general dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, tooth extractions and dental exams.

Dental Procedures and Who Needs Them

As to who needs dental procedures that’s easy, anyone with a mouth.  Even patients who have dentures sooner or later will need to have them adjusted.  A lot of patients however don’t go into a dentist until they have no choice, namely they are in a lot of mouth pain.  Because of the high concentration of nerves plus the shorter distances for pain impulses to travel, mouth pain can be some of the most excruciating pain there is.  However, if you follow a few preventative dental procedures you can help to make dental visits brief.
So remember, if you make your dentist’s job easier you make your life easier too.  How?  Well, by taking care of your mouth, you take care of your health, and stop dental issues from becoming painful dental pain.  So brush and floss daily, and get in to see your dentist in Gilbert or wherever you live.
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