Dentistry is the branch of medicine that involves the study of disorders and diseases of the oral cavity. Even though it is primarily associated with the teeth, dentistry also includes other aspects of oral care. A dentist is a professional who works to help patients prevent oral health problems and also treats and diagnoses them.
It is generally advised to visit a dentist regularly to keep all oral health problems at bay. You should check with your dentist at least once in 6 months. A consultation with your dentist will help you treat tartar, plaque and cavities. Moreover, regular visits can help you keep serious diseases such as oral cancer at bay.
Based on the role of the dentist, there are various types of specialisations in dentistry. For instance, Endodontic would address all the issues pertaining to pulp and nerves of the teeth. They also perform root canal for the patients. An Oral Radiologist is someone who looks beneath the surface. They look at X-rays to determine the damage and disease to facial bones as well as the teeth.
Other specialisations in dentistry are dental public health, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.
The consultation fees of a dentist in Bangalore usually start from Rs. 500.
Root Canal Treatment Rs 3000-Rs 4000
Impacted Tooth Rs 3000-Rs 4000
Dental Implant Rs 20000- Rs 45000
Orthodontic Treatment Rs 15000 – Rs 45,000
Although there are several types of treatments available in dentistry, the most common treatments provided by dentists are:
Bonding: Bonding is a procedure wherein an enamel coloured composite is used to repair teeth that are fractured, decayed, discoloured or chipped. It is also used to close the tooth gaps.
Braces: A dental brace is used to correct the teeth alignment along with bite related issues such as under bite or overbite. Braces exert a steady pressure on the teeth to straighten them.
Bridges and Implants: Bridges and implants are used to replace missing teeth.
Dentures: Dentures are devices that replace lost teeth. It has two types, partial and full. Full dentures are also called false teeth.
Extractions: If your teeth are severely damaged then it has to be extracted.