Dr. Jacob Skiwski
Children’s Health Center of Columbus

Dentistry Oral Surgery

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Dentistry Oral Surgery Definitions

Dentistry Oral Surgery
Dentistry is that branch of medicine which deals with the study and practice of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the mouth, the maxilla, and the face. Oral Surgery includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck.

General Dentistry
General Dentistry is the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease, disorders and conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the jaw, the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function.

Endodontics is one of the specialties of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. If the pulp has become diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is required to save the tooth.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery corrects a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both.

Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry treating children from birth through adolescence. Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called pediodontist.

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, and diseases and conditions that affect them.