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Marietta GA OrthodontistAs the study of the structure, function and diseases of the oral cavity, stomatology is an interchangeable term with oral medicine, depending on the country. Though the United States does not currently recognize stomatology or oral medicine as dental specialties, these professional individuals provide valuable training and leadership to many dentists concerning oral health problems and conditions of the mouth.

According to Colgate, stomatology is closest to the discipline of orthodontics, as well as other specialty areas under the umbrella of dental public health, oral facial pain, oral pathology and chronic pain. Specifically, the educational focus of stomatology emphasizes the nonsurgical management and treatment of oral lesions and others that are not necessarily associated with one’s teeth. Even so, this field provides valuable lessons for dental professionals, such as learning to properly read a biopsy specimen.

Because a number of diseases affect the mouth, including HIV/AIDS and lupus, it is critical for dentists to understand how these manifestations can impact a person’s oral health. It’s equally important for dentists to understand how to manage an individual’s oral health when he/she is undergoing treatment for another disease. Such is the case with cancer, as individuals are at risk for developing dental lesions and tooth and gum disease.

Also included within the specialty of stomatology are burning tongue, ulcers, mouth sores, taste disorders, movement disorders and chronic pain. While many question whether these conditions are truly linked to oral health, researchers continue to believe that there could be a connection. For this reason, stomatology or oral medicine are projected to become a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association at some point in the near future. This is most likely due to the increased emphasis on taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of disease and conditions. After all, the bottom line for any discipline is to better the quality of life for patients, no matter how or what they are suffering from.

Comprehensive, Trusted Dentistry at Grateful Dental

A highly experienced and esteemed dentist in East Cobb, Dr. Leia Porcaro at Grateful Dental understands the connection between oral and overall health. Therefore, she places a high value on preventative dentistry, with utmost attention to how illness and disease manifest and affect oral health.

To experience comprehensive, trusted dentistry for your family, call Grateful Dental today.

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2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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Had a great visit! Janice was a pleasure and Dr. Porcaro was very personable. They both made me feel at ease. The doctors husband (can’t remember his name) was able to find the best financing to fit our budget. I would definitely recommend Grateful Dental to my friends and family.


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I have always had a pleasant experience at each visit. The wait time is not long at all . They make sure that the patient are always comfortable. So thank you Grateful Dental for your services.

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