4e Dental
Question And
Answer Summary

Finally one location to answer all your dental questions.

As a patient you can get educated

before you go to a dentist.

Overview

Dentistry has nine specialty fields recognized by the American Dental Association, each of which requires additional schooling beyond the four years associated with DDS and DMD degrees
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Endodontics

In the past, if you had a damaged or diseased tooth, it usually was pulled. But today, injured or diseased teeth often can be saved with endodontic therapy, also known as root canal treatment. Endodon......
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Maxillofacial pathology

Oral maxillofacial surgery is the dental specialty that manages the underlying conditions, diseases, defects and injuries causing and/or contributing to functional and esthetic problems in the mouth,......
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Maxillofacial radiologists

Oral Maxillofacial Radiologists (OMRs) play a vital role in patient health as expert consultants to a referring dentist or physician. By helping to choose the proper examination, directing radiology t......
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Oral surgery

The American Dental Association recognizes oral and maxillofacial surgery – commonly referred to as oral surgery – as one of dentistrys nine specialty areas. This dental specialty focuses on the diagn......
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Orthodontics

Years ago, orthodontic treatments were used only for pre-teens and teens having problems with their bite (malocclusion). Today, orthodontic treatments like dental braces are not only for pre-teens and......
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Pediatric tooth decay

The oral health of adult Americans has improved in recent years, but tooth decay among children – especially preschoolers – is on the rise. Dentists report they are now seeing cases with severe tooth......
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Poor oral health

Certain oral health conditions that appear during your childs growth and development could be red flags for poor oral health. It is important to seek the advice of a dentist if you notice these warnin......
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Teething

Teething occurs when your childs "baby" or "milk" (primary or deciduous) teeth break through the gum and start to grow in. Teething, or primary tooth eruption, usually begins around six months of age,......
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Periodontics

Periodontics is a dental specialty that includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. These dental specialists are called periodonti......
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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Dentists in the field of prosthodontics (prosthodontists) offer the most advanced form of sequenci......
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