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1. PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENTS:
Oral hygiene Instructions
2. Teeth Fillings
3. Root canal Therapy
6. Cosmetic Treatment
7. Minor surgical procedures
Meticulous check up is most for the best treatment steps afterward.
Check up procedure takes your five to ten minutes during which our doctors by using their check up kits (mirror and probe) have a meticulous look at your teeth, gums(whether it bleeds), tongue and inner aspect of lips (in case any swellings/ ulcer et al).
Intra oral Xray: Small section of mouth involving few teeth.
OPG: Whole mouth X-ray.
Diagnosis is finding out what the faults, damages and malformations with your oral structures. It may include X-ray (IOPA- single tooth based to OPG-whole teeth inside oral cavity) to other pathological tests. But, only better diagnosis leads to proper treatment protocol.
Explaining steps/costs before starting the treatment.
Counselling is a step after proper diagnosis where we tell you about prognosis of the case, treatment option, cost of the treatment, availability of the treatment. Before starting your treatment, counselling is most important to ready patient for the upcoming steps of whole treatment procedures to the costs they are going to bear.
Scaling=Removing debris and etc from tooth/gum interface.
Scaling is the most important procedure in the oral health care. During scaling bio film of microbes ( plaques) to hardened tartar ( aged layer of different substances) to not so pleasant stains are removed by magnetically vibrating hand held electronic machines (ultrasonic scalers ). During the procedure it is run gingerly from around the interface of gums and tooth and sometimes above tooth surface. This treatment advisable to everyone twice a year, done by the registered dentist, for protecting yourself from gum bleeding, foul smells from oral cavity and loosening of your supposed-to-be-ivory teeth.
Polishing= Removing stubborn stains.
Similarly, polishing is done by using a rotating cup or brush and abrasive paste in which brush/cup is scrubbed over the tooth surface to make it a bit shiny and devoid of tenacious stains/microfilms.
We will teach you how to brush/floss effectively.
Oral Hygiene instruction is needed for all whether they go for scaling or other treatments. Basic steps on oral hygiene instructions include 1. how to brush properly 2. Which brush and paste are good to use 3. What is floss and how it is used 4. Are tooth picks better and hygienic to use 5. What is proxa brush and how/when it is recommended to use. 6. How can you take care of your oral cavity by yourself. This kind of instruction procedure may take 10/15 minutes and we also provide you’re a brochure printed for your sake.
Only white(tooth coloured) filling we do . Silver is obsolete now.
Filling is scraping/excavating your damaged part of tooth before it progresses towards the nerves/tissues centre (pulp) of the teeth to hide this pit hermetically with biocompatible strong materials. It prevents further damaging of teeth or at least stops reaching to the nerves which if takes place needs to go for root canal treatment. Variety of filling materials are there ranging from companies to companies and softer(short lasting ) to sturdier (long lasting) which is again determined by the condition of your tooth’s cavity.
RCT=removing infected nerves, vessels and refilling with biocompatible plastic like materials.
Root canal Treatment is also commonly understood as cleaning of your all the nerves of your teeth and making it dead yet equally strong as it used to be. But, as it is a hollow made after removing nerves , it can get chipped or horizontally split. To prevent that untoward result, a certain reinforcing application called onlay or crown is required . Which helps to keep head of the tooth strong enough to deter grinding force from regular bites. During RCT, cleaning of whole inner part of teeth is done by pin sized equipment along with antiseptic liquids and plastic typed material (gutta percha ) is sealed in all the canals.
To put crown, tooth is whittled down..
And, crown inserted into that created space to fit snugly.
Crown or commonly called as cap, for the tooth, are used to reinforce it for the biting/chewing/splitting forces. For that, particular tooth is whittled down, to prepare a sitting space for upcoming crown, then measured it with impression material and sent to the lab which in their lab then made replica put in a hearth to fabricate. Crown material also ranges from only stainless steel metal to Japanese gold to metal fused ceramic to full ceramic. Cost depends upon quality of the lab work to materials they are made up of.
Implant= Putting screw inside the bone beneath gums and then joining crown from above. Healthy/wide bone is needed.
Removable partial denture=When there is some teeth lost.
Complete denture=When there is no teeth at all inside your mouth.
Teeth supporting Bridge. Demerit= Teeth need to be whittled down.
When some or not at all teeth are left in the oral cavity, renovating it with the dentures is the only option left. Dentures could be cast partial to implant supported bridge to abutment supported bridge to removable partial . Price ranges depending upon the type/quality of work.
Bleaching= whitening of your teeth.
Cosmetic treatment is a process of making your tooth’s look presentable/ attractive. Be it aligning your teeth to the apposite position or making it white or increasing/decreasing the size of the tooth and closing gaps. Technically, they may be called veneers (to laminate the front teeth), bleaching (to whiten the darker/blackened teeth). Price depends upon the nature of works done.
Fluoride application is especially recommended for caries risks toddlers and children of age below 6 years. Along the fluoride application procedure, regular oral hygiene tips, especially for kid, is gives.
Minor surgical procedures includes removing mucoceles(fluid/sac containing rigid swelling in the soft tissues especially lips), removing warts (around gums/mucosa and lips), removing third molars and pus containing swellings.
Treatment cost is made available before starting of your treatment or during counselling session.