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Root Canal Therapy

RCT as it is commonly called refers to the process of removal of the infected pulp of a badly carious tooth and is treated by various medicinal solutions to make it sterile. Later the tooth is restored and made functional by placing a crown. The procedure is relatively painless although slight discomfort can be attributed during removal of infected tissues during which a proper anesthetic is used. Normally this can take a single visit or multiple visits depending on the condition of the tooth.

Indications of a root canal Therapy:
Severe pain on an infected tooth
Painful tooth to chew on
Swelling associated with the jaw
Tooth which are severely worn out

Scaling and Polishing

This is the most common dental treatment performed and it removes the hard tartar and plaque which forms around teeth. The presence of calcified plaques leads to gum diseases like bleeding from gums. Based on the degree of the stains and plaques it might take 1 to 2 appointments to finish the procedure.

Scaling eliminates the chances of gum diseases and protects the integrity of gums and supporting structures of teeth. On the whole, it also creates a flawless smile devoid of stains and plaque.

Composite Restorations (Tooth colored Fillings)

Composite restorations of tooth are natural looking tooth colored fillings which are used to repair tooth that are infected, broken, or fractured. The provide a cosmetic appeal and are durable. These can be closely matched to the nearby tooth and will look natural and can be used in the front or back teeth.

Indications for a tooth colored filling:
Chipped front tooth
Space closure between teeth
Cracked or broken teeth

Crown and Bridge

Crowns and bridges are fixed appliances which are cemented on a tooth or supporting structures to replace a missing tooth. A crown covers a tooth completely and strengthens it and restores its function.

There are porcelain or ceramic crowns which can match the tooth color and stainless steel crowns which are commonly used for the posterior teeth.

Indications for a Crown:
In case of a very large defect or decay of tooth
Fractured tooth
Root canal treated tooth
Dental implants

Bridges replace one or more missing tooth by taking support from the adjacent teeth and are available in different materials like porcelain and steel as with the crowns. They are fixed onto teeth and hence need not be removed often for cleaning purposes.

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment aims at aligning the teeth at a more desirable position for improving the appearance and to restore the normal functions of teeth and jaws.

The main mode of treatment includes fixed orthodontic treatment which uses orthodontic brackets connected by stainless steel wires and elastics and the removable orthodontic treatment which uses removable appliances for teeth alignment. The treatment duration varies and depends on the complexity of each case.

Another contemporary type of treatment alternative to the traditional braces is use of clear aligners.

These are clear, strong plastic material which are virtually invisible and are hence more esthetically acceptable. These use gradual forces to bring teeth into desired places.

Usually, a series of clear aligners are necessary to bring in the required effect.

Post and Core

Post and core is a type of replacement given to extensively damaged tooth. When a tooth is is not restorable with a normal filling due to compromised structure, a post and core is used to reinforce its strength.

A post consists usually of a small rod like structure inserted onto the root of the damaged tooth and thereafter holds a large restoration or a crown.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are removable, prosthetic replacements of the teeth and supporting tissues. These dentures are usually made of acrylic base supported with full set of teeth. Based on the time they are fabricated, there can be conventional dentures and immediate type of dentures.

Conventional dentures can be used after 8 to 12 weeks of tooth removal whereas the immediate type of dentures can be worn just after removal of tooth and require an advanced fabrication.

Major disadvantage of immediate denture includes refabrication of the denture after few weeks since the bone and supporting tissues shrink rapidly during the first few weeks making the immediate denture loose or ill fitting.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable, prosthetic appliances which replace one or more missing teeth. Similar to complete dentures, they have an acrylic base supporting the tooth.

These can also be made in a metallic base which enhances its retention and function. Additionally these might have clasps or internal attachments which help in proper positioning.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are fixed tooth replacements which serve all the functions of natural teeth with the support of screws placed inside the bone. These are an effective solution for those who need a functional and esthetic replacement for their missing teeth. Implants make it possible for people who either cannot or will not wear a conventional denture to have very firm, stable and visually attractive teeth.

The screws placed in bone serves as strong roots to support one or more teeth. Implants can be used to replace all or a few of the missing teeth.

Moreover they support the underlying bone and prevent it from resorption. They are completely safe and well established mode of treatment method.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the technique of lightening the colour of the tooth with mild bleaching agents. It can remove the stains due to external agents like coffee, tea, tobacco etc as well as due to age factors.

Results of teeth whitening vary depending on several factors such as teeth stained from smoking, from certain medications such as tetracycline during tooth development, or from fluorosis. Bleaching will not lighten fillings or artificial materials used in dental repair as for crowns, porcelain veneers, etc. You may be discouraged to perform the treatment if you have sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, or teeth with worn enamel or in pregnancy and lactation.

Depending on the bleaching treatment selected, some are performed in the dental office using an in-office bleaching system such as laser bleaching. These methods lighten teeth instantly. The same results may be obtained more economically through dentist-supervised at-home bleaching, but take longer to achieve.

Smile Designing and Laminates

Veneers & Laminates are used for reasons like to lighten stains, close gaps and even alter crooked or malformed teeth. They are considerably more durable and stain resistant than bonding.

The veneer is actually a thin piece of porcelain similar in size to a fingernail. Once it is "bonded" onto the tooth it becomes extremely strong.

We also blend the veneer with the remaining tooth structure so that it is unnoticeable to the naked-eye. Once in place, it looks, feels, and functions just like a regular tooth.

We can use porcelain veneers to change the shape and color of a single tooth or, if necessary, revamp an entire smile. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct teeth that have been worn from clenching and grinding.

Laminates are also similar to veneers. However, laminates can mask the discoloration on the tooth surface, as compared to veneers .

Periodontics- Flap Surgery

Over 75-80% of all adults, have some form of gum disease. Gum disease, or more correctly called "periodontal disease", is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

Flap surgery is advised for severe gum disease (periodontitis) if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planing and scaling. A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease. Before the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the doctor will work on your gums. A section of your gums is pulled back to clean the roots of your teeth and repair damaged bone, if needed. The gum flap will be sewn back into place and covered with gauze to stop the bleeding.

Third Molar Impaction

An "impacted" tooth refers to a tooth that has failed to emerge fully into its expected position. This failure to erupt properly might occur because there is not enough space in the person's jaw to accommodate the tooth, or because the angulation of the tooth is improper. This may cause inflammation of the gums lading to infection of adjacent tooth.

Impacted teeth are difficult to remove as compared to normal teeth; hence they are surgically removed by removing the supporting bone. This procedure involves a thorough evaluation of the teeth with a radiograph.

Dental Jewelry

In today’s world, everyone is self-conscious about their appearance and smile. They are looking for various treatments like body art and cosmetic dental treatments to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance, attention, to make a fashion statement and to be unique among the crowd.

Dental jewellery is for all patients who want a dazzling smile. These involve placing crystals of silver, gold or diamonds on to the external surface of tooth.

The advantages of it are being a temporary, painless procedure and do not involve any invasive treatment on the tooth like drilling holes.

Dental Lasers

Lasers have been used in dentistry since a couple of years to treat a number of dental problems.

Lasers are used to treat:
Tooth decay: Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling. Lasers are also used to "cure" or harden a filling.
Gum disease: Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
Biopsy or lesion removal: Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
Teeth whitening: Lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ''activated" by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.

All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for "curing" a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.

Pedodontic Treatments

Pits & Fissure Sealants: Sealing the pits & fissures of molar teeth using tooth colored material to prevent decay.
Fluoride application: Preventive treatment aimed to combat decay.
Space maintainers: Guarding/Preserving the space required for the eruption of permanent teeth.
Stainless Steel Crowns: Crowns given for weak, milk teeth.
Pulpectomy: Treatment for infected milk teeth.
Habit breaking appliances: To correct habits like thumb sucking, nail biting, mouth breathing etc.....
Myofunctional appliances: To rectify the alignment of milk teeth with the support of Upper & Lower jaw bones & facial muscles, during the growing phase.

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