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A Brief History of Dentistry and Endodontics

Dentistry, the study, prevention, and treatment of diseases in the oral cavity, has a long, winding history, almost as long as mankind’s. The earliest hint of dentistry dates as far back as 7000 B.C., making it one of the earliest specializations in the medical field. Beyond general dentistry arrived more specializations within the field, including periodontal and endodontic dentistry. With these specializations, dentistry and treatment options have grown immensely.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Health

Whether you are experiencing oral pain and think you might need to visit a periodontist in Los Angeles, your dentist has told you to visit a periodontist, or you are concerned about your oral health in general, you very likely have some questions. From what periodontists are to the symptoms of periodontal disease, to whether your periodontal procedures are covered by Medicaid and Medicare, we compiled some of the most frequently asked questions on the topic in this article to help!

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Periodontics vs. Dentistry

When you build a house, you don’t start with the roof, do you? If you answered yes, you should probably stop reading this now and attend to your pressing home repair conundrum. A smart contractor will tell you that every successful project begins with a strong foundation. The base of a statue, the ground floor of a skyscraper, the refried beans of a seven-layer dip – these are the bedrocks on which excellence can thrive.

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