Dental treatment usually encompasses three areas which include dental hygiene, general treatment, and cosmetic dentistry. Proper dental hygiene will help prevent and treat most common oral diseases. With the regularly scheduled general treatment it can help prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease which is a major cause and of tooth decay. Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth as a treatment for dental caries (fillings), extraction or surgical removal of teeth which cannot be restored, scaling of teeth to treat periodontal problems and endodontic root canal treatment to treat abscessed teeth.
As it relates to cosmetic dentistry this generally is used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums and/or bite.