Dentistry, the profession concerned with the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, including diseases of the teeth and supporting structures and diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth. A dentist is a doctor who specializes in teeth, gums, and mouth. If you have a severe toothache, you should probably go to the dentist to make sure you don't have cavities. 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.