Dentists diagnose and treat dental cavities, which are areas of tooth decay caused by bacterial infection. They remove the decayed portion of the tooth and restore it with fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Dentists also provide guidance on proper oral hygiene and preventive measures to reduce the risk of cavities.
Dentists are equipped to manage dental phobia or anxiety in patients. They create a comfortable and calming environment, use techniques such as conscious sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and provide compassionate care to help patients overcome their fear and receive necessary dental treatments.