Scaling is a common dental procedure for patients with gum disease. This is a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gumline to remove plaque \ deposit buildup which consists of food particles, bacteria, salivary deposits etc. This treatment is performed by a general dentist or Periodontist.
The standard treatment for a cavity (CARIES) is to fill the tooth. The decayed material in the cavity is removed and the cavity is filled using various filling (RESTORATIVE) materials such as
dental amalgam or composite resin. Composite resin offers a better appearance because it is tooth-colored. This procedure is performed by a general dentist or restorative dentist.
Tooth extraction is the forced removal of a tooth, using forceps, from the socket in the alveolar bone (alveolar bone is the bone with sockets surrounding the roots of the teeth), due to various reasons such as tooth decay , tooth damage, overcrowding , loose tooth etc. This procedure is performed by a general dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if complicated.
Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is necessary when the centre part within the tooth, known as the pulp, housing the blood vessels, nerves and living connective tissues, become infected or inflamed.
The root canal procedure is performed to save a damaged or badly infected tooth, instead of removing (extracting) it. This procedure is performed by an endodontist or a root canal specialist.
A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework. This procedure is performed by a prosthodontist.
A denture is a removable \ fixed replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. The treatment procedure is performed by a prosthodontist.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion / malpositioned / crowded teeth. This results in an improper bite and unaesthetic appearence. Orthodonti treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also lead to better chewing and speech function and help protect teeth from damage or decay, in some cases.
The treatment is performed only by an Orthdontist and treatment duration varies according to individual oral conditions. To achieve these goals, the orthodontist uses a range of medical / dental devices, including headgear, plates, and braces.
Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as your third molars, are the last teeth to grow in and often arrive between the age of 17 and 25. Often the wisdom teeth either fail to come through in proper alignment or they fail to emerge all the way through the gumline. This causes the impacted wisdom teeth that are trapped between the gum tissue and jawbone causing symptoms such as pain, swelling and infection. Such offending tooth need to be removed by surgical extraction (IMPACTION) procedure. This is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth (CROWN) that are made to match your natural teeth. Numerous advantages of oral implants include improved appearence , speech, comfort, oral heaalth etc.This procedure is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon , a periodontist or a prosthodontist.
Pediatric dentistry is 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. The treatment procedure is performed by a Pedodontist.
An oral lesion is an ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. They are very common, occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms. It ranges from a simple apthous ulcer to oral cancers and HIV associated oral lesions too. Proper diagnosis of oral lesions can prove way to accurate management of the specified condition. The diagnosis procedure is performed by an oral physician and radiodiagnostician.
Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat), can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.Proper diagnosis can be acheived by BIOPSY procedures which is performed by a general dentist , oral physician, oral surgeon or periodontist.
Gingival flap surgery is a procedure in which the gums are separated from the teeth and folded back temporarily to allow a dentist to reach the root of the tooth and the bone. Gingival flap surgery is used to treat gum disease (periodontitis). It includes placement of bone grafts and membranes. This treatment is performed by a periodontist.
It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Various treatment procedures such as scaling , filling , minor oral surgeries etc can be carried out during pregnancy safely. The treatment is performed by multispeciality approach.
Smile enhancing treatments including gummy smile correction, depigmentation, tooth bleaching etc are performed by multispeciality approach.
The light emitted from a laser can remove or shape tissue, making it an effective tool in reshaping gums, tooth bleaching , depigmentation and various other cosmetic procedures including oral soft tissue grafts. Laser dentistry is performed by multispeciality approach.