A dental health team consists of health professionals that provide dental services in order to prevent or solve dental problems. A dental hygienist and dentist are the types of dental health professionals. Aside from dental health professionals there are also specialists who include oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontist and orthodontist. The surgery involving oral and maxillofacial mainly targets to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the jaw, head, neck, face and the the soft and hard tissues. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is internationally recognized surgical specialty. Aside from being recognized internationally it is either a branch of medicine or dentistry in many countries.
Training of medicine and dentistry is done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to be equipped with the needed skill. A fully recognized oral and maxillofacial surgeon requires to get a degree on both or one of the fields and then apply to oral and maxillofacial surgical training centers which takes about four years to complete the study. Medicine and dentistry are fields in which oral and maxillofacial surgery lies but its more grouped under dental surgery. Some of the surgeries done in oral and maxillofacial surgery include corrective jaw surgery, wisdom teeth and dento alveolar surgery, cranio-facial surgery, facial aesthetic surgery among others.
The various types of surgery are chained to dental surgery and the surgeons performing them need to be well equipped with deep knowledge and skills. As oral and maxillofacial surgery involves both medicine and dentistry, dental specialist and medical practitioners refer patients to these kinds of surgeons.
Orthodontic treatment involves implant and implant supported braces and may also involve bones. This procedure is more expensive as compared to other dental treatments. Reasons as to why dental health is important is because crooked or diseased teeth lead to expensive corrective procedures, make chewing of food difficult and painful and finally interfere with speech. Thus if dental health is not taken care of the teeth can develop cavities, gum disease among others.
When the enamel of the teeth is eaten through by decay, it results to painful areas which is referred to as tooth decay. Tooth cavities can be detected by painful signs that are established when taking in hot or cold foods and drinks. Destruction of tooth or teeth is resulted from cavities and its hard to be detected as there is no visible symptoms. Problems resulted from gum disease include teeth loss, infection and other complications which may be mild initially but later be severe. Dental services offered by Killeen are a range of variety but they are well known for braces filling.