A dentist diagnoses and treats diseases of the teeth and the mouth. They clean your teeth, remove teeth, remove tooth decay, fill your teeth, treat gum disease and provide education on how to care for your teeth and mouth. Dentists treat people of all ages.
The Dentist’s Role
Diagnosing oral diseases.
Promoting oral health and disease prevention.
Creating treatment plans to maintain or restore the oral health of their patients.
Interpreting x-rays and diagnostic tests.
Ensuring the safe administration of anesthetics.
Monitoring growth and development of the teeth and jaws.
How long do dental procedures take? The average amount of time it takes for a dentist to perform a dental examinations on a patient is about 45 minutes. It will take a little longer depending on the patient’s overall teeth condition.
Why is dentistry so expensive?
The more specialized the dental care becomes the more educated and trained the dental team needs to be to be and this is why high quality and high end dental care can seem so expensive. Government intervention and mandates will continue to increase the cost of care.