General and Preventative Dentistry

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temperomandibular and other supporting structures. The term dentistry comes from odontology (from Ancient Greek ὀδούς (odoús, “tooth”)) – the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth. Because of their substantial overlap in concept, dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions.

Dentistry is important to one’s overall health. Dental treatments are carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, as well as dental therapists). Most dentists either work in private practices (primary care), dental hospitals or (secondary care) institutions (prisons, armed forces bases, etc.).

The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization with the earliest evidence dating from 7000 BC. Remains from the early Harappan periods of the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 3300 BC) show evidence of teeth having been drilled dating back 9,000 years. It is thought that dental surgery was the first specialization from medicine.

A vital part of our process is taking time to get to know your oral health history, your lifestyle, and your smile concerns so we can, in partnership with you, design the smile of your dreams. Using an array of cosmetic services, we can brighten, straighten, or reshape your smile so it reaches its full potential just in time for your next big opportunity. We specialize in crowns, gum lifts, and veneers, as well as many other services that can change your smile in a time frame that suits your needs.

Whether you want a dramatic smile makeover or a simple teeth whitening, the latest in cosmetic treatments and techniques await at Camellia City Family Dentistry. If your teeth have been damaged or discolored because of disease, trauma, genetics, or any number of other factors, contact Camellia City Family Dentistry today at 985-641-4444 to find out more about how you can get the smile you deserve and embrace the life you’ve always wanted!

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

DENTAL CHECK-UPS AND HYGIENE

SEALANTS

FILLING

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL

GUM DISEASE TREATMENT

TMJ MIGRAINE TREATMENT

DENTAL MOUTHGUARDS