- Regular Dental Checkups
- General dentistry
- Root Canal Treatment
- Crowns & Bridges
The tooth are exposed to various biological / chemical material what we eat. Therefore, regular periodic dental examinations are very important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums forever.
What we mean by regular Dental Checkups?
The Dental checkup examinations include checking teeth for tooth decay. This includes evaluation the health of your teeth and gums with specific attention to plaque and tartar. The plaque and tartar is likely to build up in short time in absence of proper oral hygiene. As we eat, food, beverages and tobacco leas to stain of teeth. Thus, this plaque can harden on the teeth and likely to give irritation of the gum tissue. If not treated or removed, plaque will lead to gum disease.
Common Dental Examinations
The dentist will assess the state of your teeth and gums by:
- Evaluating the previous dental treatment history if any
- Examining the gums
- Checking for loose teeth
- Looking for signs of gum disease
- Checking your bite
- Looking for visual evidence of tooth decay
- Checking for broken teeth
- Checking for damaged fillings
- Examining your tongue
- Looking for changes in the gums covering teeth
- Evaluating any dental appliance you have
- Checking the contact between your teeth
- Complete visualization using dental oral cam
- Taking X-rays
Dental Cleaning procedure
The dental cleaning will be taken up using these methods:
- Examining the cleanliness/ oral hygiene of our teeth and gums
- Removing accumulated plaque and tartar (if any)
- Polishing your teeth
- Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques
Once our examination and cleaning have been completed, additional recommendations advices are given if needed for feature dental care. It’s important that one should consult dentist every six months and that they do routine examination and cleaning. By doing this on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, we can keep our teeth and gums healthy.
Depending upon your mouth clinical condition dental treatment may to be recommended. Our expertise will reduce the amount of dental treatment and associated cost needed to maintain a healthy mouth. This will help you to preserves your natural teeth. The major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The effective treatment from our side to deal with these two problems can improve chances for people to keeping their natural teeth for life.
Common Dental Treatments
Teeth’s cleaning also termed as scaling is an important oral hygiene procedure. This involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities and gum diseases. Good oral hygiene prevents, and is vital to the treatment of many of the dental and oral disorders.
Most of people need at least one dental filling in their lifetime. Fillings are the commonly used to treat cavities. They’re also used to fill the cracked or restore part of broken teeth and some time worn down teeth. We use all the modern techniques dental diagnostic equipment to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. After the completion of this treatment we follow the patient regularly to advice further.
With advancement in dental filing materials fillings can be natural looking. Which is a great option for many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about their look. Now day’s new materials are available with physical chemical and long lasting properties comparable to silver amalgam along with great appearance. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on location of teeth your mouth and how heavily our teeth come together you bite.
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Sealants are a best method of protecting your children’s teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Untreated tooth decay leads eventually critical damage to the root and the tooth. Under such clinical condition tooth will have to be extracted that is, removal of tooth from mouth. This critical condition can be avoided by maintaining regular dental checkup and oral hygiene.
Dental X – Rays
Tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs in early phase. On contrary sometimes it appears healthy from outer look. A dental x-ray gives your dentist a picture your hard tissues (teeth and boons) and the soft tissues that surround your teeth and jaw-boons. Therefore, dental x-ray (radiograph) of such tooth can clearly reveal whether you have any decay present under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth. Diagnosing and treating dental problems at an early stage can save both time and money. In children, x-rays can be helpful to show where the second teeth are and when they will come through. This is also equally applicable to adults when the wisdom teeth start to come through.
In order to minimize x-ray radiation to patients we provide lead apron to patients undergoing x-ray exposures. Our dentists are following the ALARA principle, which “As Low As Reasonably Achievable”. This is compliance with WHO radiation safety standards.
Following observations are the Possible Indication of root canal requirements:
- Intense sensitivity to heat, cold or sweet food/drinks
- Pain in teeth while chewing
- A broken tooth
- Pain in teeth while chewing
- Discoloured teeth
Swelling in gumsAll above symptoms are the pointing towards tooth infection and if this infection reaches the dental nerve in gum, it urgently requires Root Canal Treatment in order to save natural tooth for completely decaying.
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. Part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth, it consists of the pulp chamber (within the coronal part of the tooth). Root canal therapy is a way of removing dead or dying tissue from the tooth. This stops infection and prevents it from spreading further.
Facts you should know about the root canal treatments
- A root canal therapy is intended to stop the spread of infection while preserving the natural tooth.
- Root canal procedure is not painful
- Your tooth and roots are not removed. The canals are cleaned and shaped on the inside only.
- It may take multiple sittings based on your dentist recommendation.
Root canal treatment is generally very successful and safe and helps to retain valuable natural tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth covers the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Most crowns are made of a hard, white substance to help them look natural.
Dental crown may be need for following conditions
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modificationA bridge is a fixed dental replacement used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth.
Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are made and the way they support the adjacent teeth.
A bridge is made by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.
There are varieties of crown available, stainless steel, metals, Porcelain-fused-to-metal, All-resin, All-ceramic and all-porcelain
A dental bridge covers or “bridges” the gap between missing teeth. After you lose a tooth, your dentist may suggest that you get a bridge. A bridge can keep your other teeth from moving out of place. Once a bridge is placed, it works just like your natural teeth.
The people who don’t want to take their dentures out every day, non-removable implant supported dentures are available. This treatment requires more implants than a removable implant denture. The denture is screwed onto the implants. The final result is a much more natural looking set of teeth.
Dental implants are the popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They give excellent long-term nature looking option for restoring smile. The patients find that a dental implant is secure, stable and a good replacement for their missing tooth. A dental implant is used to replace missing teeth. It supports one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw which can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root it is placed into the jawbone.
Dentistry is also a way of improving their appearance of smile and over all personality of a person, much as they would use cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle.
Your dentist can do to a lot to improve your smile like:-
•Scaling and Polishing
•Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials
•Reshaping teeth that don’t match the others
•Closing gaps between teeth
•Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns
•Bleaching to whiten teeth
•Repairing chipped teeth or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth
Cosmetic treatments include, scaling, polishing, bleaching, bonding, veneers, crowns, contouring and reshaping, de-pigmentation, etc.