| Prosthodontics (replacement of teeth)
Deals with the replacement of teeth and associated structures using Fixed and removable prostheses.
Orthodontics involves the correction of malpositioned or crooked teeth using braces.
Periodontics (gum diseases)
Periodontics involves the treatment of problems related to the gums
(gingiva) and bone surrounding teeth.
Endodontics (root canals)
Involves treatment of diseased or injured teeth obviating extraction, root canal treatment being the best example in this field.
Pedodontics (dentistry for children)
Pedodontics involves the treatment of dental diseases related to children.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The oral and maxillofacial surgeon changes facial features by performing surgery on underlying bone structure. This type of surgery is called orthognathic surgery. They are also involved with the surgical correction of cleft lip and palate, oro-facial trauma and the surgical treatment of oral cancers.
Cosmetic dentistry involves the treatment of dental and facial imperfections like chipped teeth, stained or malpositioned teeth and correction of facial irregularities. There are a number of procedures that can be used to improve smile and enhance self-confidence.
Implants are the latest technology available to help replace missing teeth. Implant therapy has been tremendously beneficial in patients who have been unable to wear, or do not want to wear, removable partial dentures or complete dentures.
Maxillofacial Prosthetics (replacement of facial parts)
Let your face be the mirror of your soul says a popular song. Our sense of self and individuality starts with our face. Nothing in the spectrum of human injury, disease or disfigurement compares to the trauma of losing a part of your face. The main causes for this are cancer or accidents. Some people may also have congenitally missing (missing at birth) structures.
Geriatric dentistry (dentistry for seniors)
Senior citizens live longer and lead healthier lives due to changes in lifestyle and improvements in medical and dental care. Oral health is particularly important among the elderly. They are more susceptible to systemic conditions, making them predisposed to developing oral diseases, leading to a diminished quality of life.