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What are the common myths about Dentists and their work?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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There are various areas of specialization within this field and the nature of work varies depending upon the area of specialization-

Oral Surgeons- oral surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and treating oral disease in particular benign and malignant tumors of the jaw, head and neck. They also perform surgeries to aid in the treatment of sleeping disorders.
Orthodontist- is a a specialist in the diagnosis prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Prosthodontics- Its a special branch of dentistry that concentrates all its skills and science that make mouth, teeth and face work right, feel right , look right and stay right.
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through teen years. They care for a child's teeth, gums and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood
Endodontists most frequently occurring task is treatment of the root canal , the removal of damaged pulp from within the root canal of a tooth and thus saving the teeth.

To sum up the work of dentist involve
treating oral disorders
Scaling, cleaning and fluoride therapy
Repairing teeth damaged by decay or trauma and rebuild tooth structures for functional or cosmetic reasons and help in providing crowns and bridges
Designing dentures i.e he is expert in making and fitting false teeth

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