What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the medical branch that deals with dental and oral ailments. This branch also deals with other aspects such as craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, muscular, and anatomical structures.

What spectrum of health problems are addressed?

Dentistry deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral conditions of the cavity, oral mucosa, and discomforts with teeth and tissues of the jaw and facial area. 

Which are the most common symptoms?

Some of the common symptoms of dental disorders include – 

  • Constant bad breath , Tender or bleeding gums , Red or swollen gums , Impacted teeth , Cracked teeth , Loose teeth , Chipped teeth , Painful chewing , Sensitive teeth , Receding gums or longer appearing teeth , Toothache , Stained teeth  , Cavities  , Gap Between Teeth.

Who is more predisposed to such conditions?

Gender –

Males and females are at similar risks, however, women are studied to maintain more oral health than men.   

Age –

Oral diseases come to notice and increases with age. However, certain birth complications and imbalanced lifestyle can invite oral discomforts at a young age. 

Inherited traits –

Periodontal (gum) disease is a genetically transmitted oral disease that may lead to common dental problems such as inflamed gums, sensitivity, tooth decay and more. Genetics also play a minor role in transmitting oral cancer. 

Lifestyle –

Extreme sweet intake, insufficient nutrition, smoking, drinking, poor brushing of teeth, and not maintaining oral hygiene can lead to dental disorders. 

Pre-existing disorders –

People with Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Endocarditis, Alzheimer's disease, Pneumonia, Cardiovascular disease, liver or kidney diseases, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy and birth complications can lead to oral problems. 

Environmental stress –

Accidents, injuries and other environmental influences can invite oral disorders. 


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