A Dentist, or
, is a person qualified to diagnosis and treat conditions and diseases of the oral cavity (mouth). Services provided include: treatment of
), professional teeth cleaning (sometimes carried out by a
), restorative work (dental restorations, crowns, bridges), orthodontics (
), prosthodontic (
, crown/bridge), endodontic (
) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and oral surgery (
of teeth), as well as performing examinations, taking radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis.
can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, fluorides, pain killers, local anesthetics, sedatives/hypnotics and any other medication that serve in the treatment of the various conditions that arise in the head and neck.
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