Preventive Dentistry( General Dentistry) is a thorough knowledge of dentistry scientifically and clinically. It emphasizes more advanced knowledge, techniques, and procedures that are involved in Dental practices.
A treatment provided by a dentist must be within the scope of his/her education, training, and experience, following the ethics of the profession and applicable law. In case of more investigations to be conducted for a dental condition, he/she may refer patients to their physician or a specialist for further evaluation, or vice versa for treatment. In the present day, there has been a rapid emergence of technologies and science providing more sophisticated treatment and complex solutions to Preventive Dentistry.
Preventive Dentistry Services include preventive and restorative services such as x-rays, teeth cleaning, cavity fillings, and sealants. Unlike specialists who focus on a specific area of dentistry, general dentists offer a wide range of treatments and procedures. They also treat patients of all ages.