Dentistry is a branch of medicine which comprises of study, prevention, diagnosis and. treatment of disorders and diseases related to the teeth, mouth, jaw and gums. In short, all your oral health issues are taken care of by a dentist. Apart from providing disease prevention and disease treatment dentists also offer cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening etc.
Ideally, you should visit a dentist twice a year to rule out any chances of cavities and tooth decay. You should consult a dentist for protection against periodontal disease as it can cause bone and tooth loss. Also, if you suffer from conditions such as bad breath, seeing a dentist will help minimize the bacteria in the mouth. You should also visit a dentist in case you have cavities, teeth are stained due to smoking or there is plaque formation on your teeth.
There are several sub specialties of dentistry .First there are endodontists who treat issues of dental pulp and nerves. They usually perform root canals. Then there are oral radiologist who manages diseases and damage to teeth as well as facial bones. Periodontics dentists emphasize on health of tissues which support and encircle the teeth, like gums. Children usually consult paediatric dentists for all their tooth problems.
The consultation fees of a dentist in Hyderabad usually begins at Rs 350/-. Charges for cavity filling are between INR 350/- to INR 1,000/-. A single implant costs between INR 20,000/- to INR 50,000/- as per type of implant.
Dentists perform a wide range of treatments. The most common treatments provided by a dentist are:
Removal of cavity: In case there are cavities in your tooth, a dentist can remove them with a filling.
Root Canal Treatment: If the tooth is infected or injured, a dentist usually resorts to root canal treatment. It involves treating the affected tooth and saves it from being extracted, which would impact eating comfortably.
Scaling of teeth: This is done to remove plaque deposition on teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction: In case of lot of pain and sensitivity in wisdom tooth, a dentist goes in for extraction of the same.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are metal frames which are surgically embedded into jawbone right below the gums. They are used to offer support to your artificial teeth.