Over the years, dentistry has evolved from a mere trade to a reputable profession. Dentistry is the study of correcting teeth disorders mostly caused by tooth decay and oral cavity problems. In 700 AD, the technology used to treat oral diseases was a type of amalgam that was a “silver paste.” Today, dentistry encompasses a holistic approach of giving one a perfect smile. It is no longer about treating oral cavity problems but also correcting genetic defects such as the cleft palate.
The modern dental professional embraces both the scientific and technological aspects of their profession. Current dental professionals are equipped with the unique skill of catering to one’s health and wellness concerning their mouth. They have mastered the science of dentistry and molded it into an art.
Modern dental professionals offer routine checkups and comprehensive oral care to their patients. They use advanced technology and equipment to provide oral care. This includes detection of cavity problems, treating diseased gums and teeth and dental hygiene. Oral care offered by modern dental professionals also includes teeth whitening. There are minimal oral defects that the modern dental professional is unable to treat if any.
Modern dental professionals offer dental hygiene to their patients, which is preventive care. Preventive care saves costs, time and a toothache! They offer tooth repair including filling that lasts longer and matches the teeth of the patient to ensure the beauty of their smile. Tooth filling done ensures that infection does not spread because the surrounding teeth are treated too to curb any further periodontal diseases.
Dental crowns restore damaged teeth. The modern dental professional ensures that the dental top used is the perfect size of the damaged part. That is indeed an art! Years ago, extraction was the only method of treating a decayed tooth, however today; a dentist can offer endodontic treatment. This is a less invasive method and ensures that one retains their tooth.
As the advancement of technology continues, dentistry will continue to evolve to suit modernity.