A dentist is a doctor who specializes in oral health. Dentists are qualified to diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice to prevent future problems. Dentist can perform corrective surgery, administer anesthetics, and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.
When would I need a Dentist?
An appointment with a dentist should be made every six months for an oral checkup. In addition, an appointment can be made for those who are experiencing bleeding, pain or swelling in the mouth, gums, face or neck, if you’ve had previous work done, have dry mouth, or have trouble eating.
How can a Dentist help me?
A dentist can help remove tooth decay, fill cavities, examine x rays, place protective plastic sealants on teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. Dentist can also help create a dental treatment plan that best suits the person.
What should I expect when I see a Dentist?
During a visit with a dentist, the doctor will examine your teeth and gums to check for any problems. During the exam teeth will be cleaned, flossed and checked for cavities. The dentist will ask general health questions and will want to know about any problems with teeth, mouth, or gums since the last visit. Dentist will often give a talk on diet, flossing, bushing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care.