General Dental Care

We strictly use tooth coloured materials. We have a silver-free policy and thus, silver fillings are neither performed, nor suggested. Silver metal contains mercury, which is reported in medical literature to be hazardous to health. We certainly don’t want hazardous agents in our patients’ mouth.
You should get a filling done at the earliest so that decay process can be arrested at the start & you are saved of further pain and trouble.

What are dental fillings?

A dental filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal shape and function by filling in the cavity with a filling material.


Why should I get a filling done?
  • Tooth Decay
  • Trauma/Broken tooth
  • Cavity prone tooth morphology (particularly in children)

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    Have you ever been to a dentist for a professional cleaning of your teeth?
    If not its high time you get your teeth cleaned.
    SCALING/ORAL PROPHYLAXIS

    Scaling is the removal of the hard deposits & stains around your teeth. Polishing is smoothening the tooth surfaces with a polishing paste & rotating brush.

    Why is scaling necessary?

    These hard deposits form over time & cannot be removed with brushing. They contain bacteria which release acidic by-products. They in turn irritate and inflame the gums, causing bone loss and loss of teeth. Scaling is done in 1 or 2 visits depending upon the degree of deposits and stains on your teeth.


    When should you get scaling done for yourself?
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bad odour
  • Stains and deposits on teeth
  • After pregnancy

  • How often should you get it done?

    We recommend visiting the dentist once in 6 months for scaling. Routine oral prophylaxis will strengthen your gums thereby prolonging the longevity of your teeth.


    Will my teeth get layered off everytime I undergo scaling?

    No, not at all. We use modern piezoelectric devices which does not harm your teeth at all.


    Do the teeth start moving after cleaning?

    It’s a myth. In fact, your gums get firmer around your teeth making them stronger than before.


    Will I develop sensitivity after scaling?

    Transient, bearable sensitivity following scaling for a few days is normal. We also aid patients to counter this sensitivity with professional toothpastes with high fluoride content. Usually this does not even last for more than a few days.

    We will do more than just cleaning your teeth; we will check the soft tissue and screen for oral cancer, root canal and other potential problems.

    SURGICAL EXTRACTIONS OF IMPACTED TEETH

    Wisdom teeth are the large molars that emerge at the very back of your mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 24. Some people never develop their wisdom teeth, but others have up to four (one in each corner of your mouth). A lot of the time wisdom teeth appear with little trouble, however if there is not enough space for the teeth to grow they can become wedged in or ‘impacted.’
    There is a space constraint for eruption of the “wisdom teeth” which not only creates an imbalance in position of other teeth but also creates other issues like infections. So when not erupted into its proper position, a wisdom tooth is best removed. .

    Problems associated with Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth that are healthy and in the right position usually don’t cause problems. You may have a problem if any of the following occur:

  • Your wisdom teeth break through your gums only partway because of a lack of space. This can cause a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. The flap can trap food and lead to a gum infection
  • They come in crooked or facing in the wrong direction causing cheek bite and ulcers at times
  • Your wisdom teeth may get stuck (impacted) in your jaw and not be able to break through your gums leading to referred pain in jaw or head and neck
  • They are so far back in your mouth or crowded that you have trouble cleaning around them
  • Partially erupted teeth may also affect the tooth adjacent to it, by causing decay due to food lodgement or resorption of the root of adjacent tooth
  • A cyst may form around this impacted tooth. This can damage the bone or roots of adjacent teeth

  • Do I need Removal of Wisdom Teeth??

    If your wisdom teeth are causing the following symptoms, in that case removal of the wisdom tooth would be recommended:

  • Pain or jaw stiffness near an impacted tooth.
  • Pain or irritation from a tooth coming in at an awkward angle and rubbing against your cheek, tongue, or top or bottom of your mouth.
  • An infected swelling in the flap of gum tissue that has formed on top of an impacted tooth that has broken partway through the gum.
  • Crowding of other teeth.
  • Tooth decay or gum disease if there isn’t enough room to properly clean your wisdom tooth and nearby teeth.

  • Procedure for Removal
  • If the wisdom teeth are impacted and embedded in the bone, the oral surgeon will put an incision into the gums and remove the tooth or teeth in sections in order to minimize the amount of bone being removed. Some pain and swelling may occur, but it will normally go away after a few days; however, you should call us if you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever.
  • If surgery is completed, swelling and tenderness in the face and neck are common, as is bruising. Ice packs and pain medications prescribed by the dentist or oral surgeon will help.
  • Most people have little to no pain after surgery. You’ll likely have swelling and mild discomfort for 3 or so days. Your mouth may need a few weeks to completely heal.
  • When should you visit the dentist without any more delay?
  • You should visit your dentist every 6 months for check-up. At these check-ups, small cavities are seen by the dentist and you are informed.
  • You see black-spots/ depressions on your teeth
  • You experience sensitivity to cold/sweet/while drinking water