General Dentistry: Get Your Basics Right By Understanding Dentistry

General Dentistry or simply put Dentistry is the branch in medical field which deals with all the problems related to our oral health. Dentistry is termed as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of dental problems. The treatment might be either surgical, non-surgical or holistic. Dental problems have a direct impact on our overall body and hence it is important for us to maintain the regular dental hygiene. It is also important for us to visit our dentist so that our dental health can be detected.

Requirement for dentist to perform General Dentistry

Your consulting dentist will be allowed to practice dentistry only if he/she posses the DDS (doctor of dental surgery) or DMD (doctor of dental medicine) degree. There is not much difference between the two degrees because both uses the same curriculum. The general dentists are the first point of contact whenever you are suffering from any sort of dental problems. Having a spic and span dental health is mandatory for the betterment of your overall health. The diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs will be the responsibility of your general dentist.

What procedures are a part of General Dentistry?

Well to be honest almost every dental procedure is a part of general dentistry. Certain dentists take charge in their own hand and make sure that they are trained on not just one but many procedures. The general dentistry will include the following procedures:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Home Care Dental Instructions
  • Mouthguards
  • Nutrition advice for better dental health
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Partial Dentures
  • Restorative Care
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal
  • Dental Fillings
  • Teeth Cleaning, scaling and planing
  • TMD/TMJ therapy
  • Sealants

Dental Tourism and General Dentistry

Dental Tourism has opened up new avenues for all the dental personnel practicing general dentistry. People from across the globe are trotting to the famous vacation spots to undergo some sort of dental treatment. For example Thailand has become a hub in South East Asia for dental treatments. At present time Thailand has close to 2000 private dental clinics who are practicing all the general dentistry procedures. The dentists in Thailand  are skilled professional and most of them have received their training as per the standards of US and Canada. Apart from this the clinics and hospitals are JCI Accredited.

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