Medical Dentistry – Dentistry is a branch of medicine that mainly deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, including teeth, gums, and mouth diseases. Dentistry in Iran covers a wide range of oral health services or dental care procedures. These procedures can range from cosmetic dentistry to medical dentistry.
Of the two branches of dentistry, medical dentistry is of high importance, as it deals with the diseases of oral cavity, and aims to diagnose and treat issues like infection, inflammation, and other common problems and diseases.
Examples of common medical dentistry procedures are dental implants, dental filling, orthodontics, crowns, dentures, and dental bridges.
Mainly, there are four types of medical dentistry procedures that are as follows:
Diagnostic procedures.Diagnostic procedures are used to recognize patient’s medical condition. The procedures include examination, consultation, and bacterial testing including test that are used to discover the source of pain.
Non-surgical treatments.Non-surgical treatments include emergency treatments for any kind of infection, incision, or even patients suffering from anorexia or bulimia.
Surgical treatments. Tooth extraction and dental implants are examples of surgical treatments in medical dentistry.
Treatment for traumatic injuries.Once an in injury is treated, all treatments that restore original look of the mouth are considered as treatments for traumatic injuries.
It should also be noted that some dentistry procedures are common between medical and cosmetic dentistry.