General Dentistry revolves around the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of oro-facial diseases/Disorders. General dentistry Includes a wide range of treatment modalities for all possible dental issues. This may range from simple teeth fillings, teeth cleaning, teeth scaling, dentures to complicated tooth extractions, placements of dental implants and providing emergency care.
On the other hand, Preventive dentistry emphasizes on practicing dental hygiene procedures, preventive treatments to prevent future tooth decay and other similar dental problems. Preventive Dentistry promulgates a visit to the dentist twice a year, along with maintenance of oral hygiene through care, which includes appropriate brushing and flossing, fluoride application, placements of sealants, dental cleanings and screenings.
Dental care is imperative to ensure overall health of your body, yet it is the most underrated aspect as poor dental health can cause problems such as toothache, bad breath or gum diseases. These have an influence and impact on other organs of the body which can contribute to serious health issues related to heart, arteries, diabetes, preterm birth and many more.
- A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth and the supporting tissues that is of high importance to be treated by the relevant professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Pain can originate from the tooth, surrounding tissues or can have the sensation of originating in the teeth, but can be caused by an independent source away from teeth. An experienced clinician can determine the likely cause and can treat the issue
- Includes treatment/addressing of complaints of severe tooth pain, deep decayed tooth, dental abscess, wisdom tooth problems, jaw bone fractures and mobility of the tooth
Dental emergencies can be of different origin:
- Dental pain– odontogenic or peri radicular
- Dental trauma– injuries to the hard dental tissues and the pulp or injuries involving periodontal tissues
- Restorative emergencies– lost or broken filling, broken crown, broken denture, broken or loose implants
- Acute oral and surgical conditions– bony pathologies like odontogenic cysts, post extraction pain and infection or dry socket, postoperative swelling, orofacial swelling, cellulitis, pericoronitis, trismus, hemorrhage, pericoronitis, jaw bone fracture
- Orthodontic emergencies– loose appliance, fractured removable appliance, loose or separated fixed appliance, loosed or lost ligature, lost separator/spacer, protruding arch wires, debonded bracket, allergic/hypersensitivity reactions, airway obstruction, ingested or aspirated component
Effective management of dental emergencies includes positive and professional approach to the problems and treatment accordingly. After a comprehensive checkup, our dentists at Credence Dental can provide you with preventive and restorative treatment plan to restore your complete dental health.