Chances are likely that you must have visited the dentist once or several times to get your teeth extracted or for a dental crown implant if you are 30 years of age or more. Apart from this, most people follow the golden rule of visiting the teeth specialist once or twice a year to get their teeth checked as a precautionary measure and prevent decay from taking place in their molars. However, few of us have knowledge about how this specialist works. For example, most people do not know that dentists resort to powder processing to create false teeth. They first create a mixture of gypsum powder and water and request the patient to bite it. This process creates a mould having an impression of their patient's teeth, which they use to create false teeth.

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What medication do dentists use?

The dentist, after checking the teeth of the patient, and having decided that it needs to be extracted prescribes an antibiotic to the patient, typically pills containing a combination of Amoxicillin Trihydrate and diluted Potassium Clavulanate, to be taken for seven days before the surgical process. The dentist also injects local anaesthesia such as Lidocaine in the gums of the patient, in the area close to the tooth that is to be extracted to numb that area so that the patient does not feel any pain during the extraction process. Sometimes they also apply a paste that contains an anaesthetic agent on the gums to numb the area close to it.

How are medicines for dentists made?

Reputable medical companies manufacture medicines used by dentists. This includes antibiotic pills prescribed prior to surgery, anaesthesia, blood suppressants given post surgery to stop the flow of blood from the area from which the teeth has been extracted, and follow up pills that should be taken for a specific period after the surgical procedure is over.

What equipment do dentists use?

Dentists use several types of equipments such as drills, elevators, removable prosthodontics, mirror, probes, excavators, operative blurs, curettes, water spraying machine, and extraction forceps.

How is this equipment made?

Companies that specialise in manufacturing medical equipment make such machines and supply them to stores that sell medical equipment as well as other accessories such as powder processing materials. The marketing agents of these companies visit the dentists, and demonstrate why he or she should purchase their equipment. Following this, the dentist purchases his or her requirement.

What do dentists do?

People often believe that they need to visit the dentist when they have problems with their teeth. However, the reality is that most people visit this professional once every six months to have their teeth checked. If the dentist finds any problems such as wrong alignment of the upper and lower teeth, she or he will tae steps necessary to fix the problem. They also clean dirty teeth with special gels and other teeth whitening agents. Remember the old adage... "A stitch in time saves nine?" This applies to your teeth too. Visit the dentist twice a year and seek his help to protect your teeth from decaying.