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DENTAL CARE

Dentists diagnose, prevent, and treat teeth and tissue problems. They remove decay, fill cavities, examine x rays, place protective plastic sealants on children's teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. They also perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. Dentists extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth.

They provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care, as well. They also administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. Dentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, and instruments such as mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They wear masks, gloves, and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases. They may employ and supervise dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory, and technicians. 

Most dentists are general practitioners, handling a variety of dental needs.

  • Orthodontists, the largest group of specialists, straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth with braces or retainers. 

  • The next largest group, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, operate on the mouth and jaws.

  • Pediatric dentists, focus on dentistry for children.

  • Periodontists are specialized in treating gums and bone supporting the teeth.

  • Prosthodontists are specialized in replacing missing teeth with permanent fixtures, such as crowns and bridges, or removable fixtures, such as dentures.

  • Endodontists perform root canal therapy.

  • and finally public health dentists (promoting good dental health and preventing dental diseases within the community.

  • Oral pathologists (studying oral diseases); or oral and maxillofacial radiologists who are specialized in diagnosing diseases in the head and neck through the use of imaging technologies.


Samuel Yee, DDS
15 Mareblu, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.831.3111


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Michael Davia DDS
30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 166
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
949-495-3667
www.drdavia.com
 


Samira Shafaee DDS
3500 Barranca Pkwy
Suite #270
Irvine, CA 92606
949-654-4654

www.barrancadentistry.com
 


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