Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on those procedures and life practices that help people to prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. It includes at-home dental care performed by patients, as well as dental care and education by professional dental staff in the office or clinic.
The restoration of diseased, injured, or abnormal teeth to normal function, as by crowns or fillings.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontists are also expert in the placement and maintenance of dental implants
The care and treatment of tooth pulp--the inner parts of the tooth. Patients are referred to endodontists when their tooth pulp becomes infected. The most common endodontic procedure to save an affected tooth is the root canal. Endodontists extracts the tooth pulp and fills the hollow tooth with a filling and sealane most common endodontic procedure to save an affected tooth is the root canal. Endodontists extracts the tooth pulp and fills the hollow tooth with a filling and sealant.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty of restoring a patient's oral functioning and rebuilding a patient's smile through the use of dental implants, bridgework, dentures, and crowns.