Odontology is the medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums and periodontal tissue, as well as the jaws and jaws. The field of study of this specialty not only covers the teeth, since it also deals with the entire oral cavity (jaws, skin, vessels, nerves and muscles). The health of this area of the body is essential, since it is responsible for important functions such as communication.
What subspecialties are there in the Odontology?
Odontology has evolved over time, expanding its field of action and knowledge, which sometimes makes it difficult for a single specialist to cover everything, which has led to various subspecialties such as: Periodontics, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Implantology, Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial, Oral Rehabilitation or Preventive Dentistry.
What diseases does Odontology treat?
Among the most common diseases that dentists are concerned with are: Caries, Periodontal Disease, Halitosis, Bruxism and Oral Cancer.
When should you go with a Dentist?
It is advisable to attend at least once a year for consultation, with this it is prevented that diseases or ailments become worse.