Dental clinics are dedicated to providing patient education to prevent disease and offering treatment options for the same procedures available in general and specialty offices. These clinics are equipped with all the necessary dental equipment and tools, and staffed with dentists, dental specialists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists. A dentist's general training covers most dental treatments, such as restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and bridges; prosthetic treatments for replacing lost teeth; endodontic treatments like root canal therapy; and periodontal treatments for cleaning inflamed gum tissues. When you visit a dental clinic, you will receive a general exam and may be asked to undergo tests such as x-rays of your teeth.
Depending on your condition, you may need to take medications such as sedatives or antibiotics, or less potent medications prescribed to help the healing process. Dental clinics can be found in hospitals, schools, government offices, and other health-related facilities. They often provide free or low-cost treatments. At the Dental Institute, for example, you can benefit from oversight from Penn dental experts and the latest technology at affordable prices.
Comprehensive dental exams not only check for tooth decay and gum health but also examine the entire area of the mouth, head, and neck. Going to a dental clinic is beneficial because it means that you will receive a strong focus on creating a positive patient environment, learning best practices, and keeping abreast of the latest developments in the field. If they accept it, you will receive the best care from Penn Dental students supervised by the best in the field.