Noun the treatment of diseases and other conditions affecting the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial teeth. Dentistry, also known as dental medicine and oral medicine, is the branch of medicine that focuses on teeth, gums, and mouth. It consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the mouth, most commonly focused on dentition (the development and arrangement of teeth), as well as the oral mucosa. Dentistry may also cover other aspects of the craniofacial complex, including the temporomandibular joint.
The doctor is called a dentist.