Cosmetic Dentistry (2)
Pulling healthy teeth to replace them with artificial teeth is not recommended. If your teeth are healthy but you don’t like the way they look, there are numerous cosmetic procedures that can completely change your smile.
Some of the common procedures include teeth whitening, full bonding, prepless veneers, traditional veneers, snap on smile, and implants. There are different methods of how procedures are done so that you can find a treatment that is the best option for you. Cosmetic treatment involves personalized care that helps you to look and feel your best.
Endodontics / Root Canal Treatment (4)
No, root canal treatment is a procedure to relieve pain of decayed teeth. It is done under local anaesthesia !
A root canal treated tooth is devoid of its blood vessels and as time passes tends to get dehydrated. They are usually teeth which are extensively decayed and has hence lost considerable amount of tooth bulk as well! Some more tooth structure is usually removed to gain access to the inside of the tooth to perform the root canal procedure and relieve pain! As years pass by due to the physical changes in the tooth structure there can be shift in the refractive index of the tooth and the tooth becomes yellowish to brown or even gray. Due to all the above mentioned reasons a root canal treated tooth tends to be weaker than a healthy tooth and hence requires additional coverage restorations like Onlays / Oberlays or Crowns ! Such restorations enhances the ability of the tooth to take the biting stresses more efficiently, masks the dark shade and thus enhances the life of the tooth and makes it look more beautiful.
RCT is a treatment procedure done under local anaesthesia and is not painful, In-fact it is undertaken to relieve the pain of a painful tooth
A decayed or broken tooth if left unattended, the bacteria gain entry to the live portion of the tooth called the pulp which contains the blood vessels and nerves. In due course of time this leads to an irreversible painful condition of the tooth which may require extraction of the tooth for pain relief
RCT is the procedure by which only the irreparably damaged painful pulp is removed and the pulp space thoroughly cleaned, sterilised and filled. In effect the tooth is restored back to normal for the patient to chew with and smile.
Laser Dentistry (2)
Yes, lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.
Lasers can be safely used for different dental treatments like Gum surgeries, Gum de pigmentations, RCT, Teeth bleaching etc in a much painless way.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2)
If the age is above 19-20, then the only option might be an Orthognathic surgery. A correct diagnosis can be made by measuring the jaws using x-rays and a treatment plan is formulated an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon along with an orthodontist.
Now a days we can see in lot of patients, the wisdom tooth or the last molar not having enough space to erupt. It might be partially erupted covered by the gum or fully embedded. A proper diagnosis with the help of a dental X-ray can help is to give a proper treatment plan
In some cases the gum covering the tooth can be removed or in severe cases the tooth has to be taken out by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon
Those are invisible trays to be worn by the patient for correction of teeth. Advantage Is that it cannot be seen very early and is very comfortable
Those are lingual braces which is fixed on to the inner side of teeth instead of the outer side as in normal braces. It is invisible to plain sight and are aesthetic.
Those are mainly ceramic braces which had high aesthetic value and can correct your irregular teeth efficiently
Yes . If the child is in the growing period, your orthodontist after analysing a few x-rays can decide on a suitable jaw position corrector called myo functional appliances.
If the child is still in growing age it can be corrected after ur orthodontist takes a few x-rays and does some measurements. It can be treated using a suitable Orthopedic appliance which has to be worn for 14 hours a day
Ideally a child’s first visit to an orthodontist should be by 6-7 years of age.
An orthodontist is a dentist who is trained and qualified specifically for 3 years after graduation (BDS) and is awarded a post graduation in orthodontics (MDS) approved by the Dental Council of India. He/she is the one who can be approached for correcting irregular and mal positioned teeth and also for correcting the abnormal jaw growth during a child’s growing age.
Pediatric Dentistry (2)
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Normally the first teeth to develop in the oral cavity are the lower central incisors by around 6 months of age.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child goes to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age
A proper dental cleaning does not cause enamel loss or sensitivity. You might have slight sensitivity during cleaning depending on the condition of your teeth, but it will go off in a few days
On the contrary, a professional dental cleaning can help your teeth more healthy and lasts longer
Preventive Dentistry (4)
Yes they do for 3 reasons
- They stimulate saliva and washing away of debris from teeth and better cleansing of teeth
- Mechanical cleansing by rubbing action during chewing cleanses the teeth of plaque
- Most of the gums shave anti bacterial agents like xylitol or sorbitol that help reduce harmful bacterial count.
The average time taken by bacteria and its toxins from the tip of the enamel to the pulp is about 6 months.
The golden rule is to have a dental checkup every 6 months to identity any developing caries. A child can be given Pit & Fissure sealants and fluoride application If necessary to avoid dental decay and caries
It’s a common problem known as nursing bottle caries. Most of the times it is due to the baby having milk and sleeps off. You have to make sure the teeth are cleaned using a wet cotton after the baby drinks milk.
What will happen if I just pull out a painful tooth and not replace it? Is it necessary to replace a missing tooth?
A missing tooth that is not replaced after extraction can lead to a series of problems
1) Migration of adjacent teeth and teeth in the opposing arch- causes disturbances in bite.
2) Such bite discrepancies can lead to natural compensations which in the long run harms your jaw muscles and the temporomandibular joint which causes severe pain in joint region or unexplained headaches!
3) The contacts that open up between adjacent teeth cause decay between them and would require extensive treatment
4) Teeth migration can cause ugly gaps in between teeth giving you an unpleasant smile.
All these can be prevented by replacing your extracted tooth within a month of extraction!
Prevention is Better than Cure 😊