— Ogden Nash
These are the feelings of the world famous poet. But dentists do various procedures and help us in dental problems.
Dentists are profession who diagnose, prevent and treat disease related to teeth, jaws and soft tissues of mouth. Dentists also treat injures, infections and other conditions of teeth, jawbones and other tissues of the oral cavity. Aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry offer restorative treatment to enhance the patients appearance.
They examine patients' teeth and mouth tissue in order to diagnose and treat problems. Most are general practitioners, but some specialize by becoming:
- oral and maxillofacial surgeons
- pediatric dentists
- public health dentists
- oral pathologists
- oral and maxillofacial radiologists
However, this career profile is changing rapidly, creating many opportunities and challenges for job seekers. With an increasing awareness of oral health and the introduction of new fields like oral pathology (diagnosis for diseases that affect the mouth), periodontics (care of gums and the diseases that might afflict them) and orthodontics (straightening and aligning teeth and jaws) have all enhanced the scope in this field.