List of questions and answers related to a Dental and Dental Problems, especially one giving basic information for Patients.
The most common causes of tooth loss are dental cavities and gum disease, which affects the gums and bone structure that supports the teeth. Dental cavities is the major cause of tooth loss in children, and gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Old patients natural tooth loss with age.
Healthy teeth and healthy mouth depend on healthy gums. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Usually gum disease is painless; you may not know you have it. It starts with the soft deposit on the surface of the teeth known as dental plaque. Plaque contains many types of bacteria and can be easily removed while brushing. Once the plaque hardens, it turns into calculus (tartar). This sticks firmly to teeth and can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist using special instruments. If you have signs of bad breath, bleeding gums, redness or swelling, or bad taste in the mouth than visit us.
There are a lot of products in the market to choose from. A fluoride toothpaste is essential for optimal oral health. Beyond that, your dentist can alert you to any other features that make one product more suitable than another for you as an individual.
The child should have his or her first dental appointment at the age of 1. Many believe first visit is recommended as soon as first tooth erupts.
Most people have teeth that are naturally darker than "pure" white. If you want them whiter, the best thing you can do is talk to your dentist about your options. Different people respond differently to different procedures used to whiten teeth, and it will take an in-person consultation with a dentist to determine what is best for you. Sometimes it takes professional cleaning to remove stain and then abstinence from behaviours that stain teeth, such as drinking coffee or tea, or smoking tobacco. Some people respond well to the use of whitening toothpastes while some do not. Bleaching could be another option as prescribed by a dentist.
Depends on what is causing it. Often, bad breath results from less-than-optimal oral health, and sometimes people are not aware that they are not performing oral hygiene as effectively as they could be. A dentist will be able to evaluate your oral health procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
This depends on your oral health status and any additional sources of fluoride that you may be receiving. Talk to your oral health care professionals about this topic for individualized information.
Dental Implants are made of pure titanium. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that our bone will fuse with the Implant.
It is very rare and contact to an allergist for testing if you have had a reaction to other metals.
The entire procedure is completed under local anaesthesia. After the surgery medications are prescribed for patient to provide comfort and to prevent infection. Discomfort usually is very minimal. Can have mild swelling near the operated area.
Dental Implants are prone to gum diseases which can be taken care of by maintaining good oral hygiene. Since dental implant are made up of metal, they are not prone to cavities.
Implants can be cleaned with the help of regular toothbrushes or small head or special inter-dental brush or baby brushes. Also, mouth washes can be used to keep the implants clean.
Complications do exist but can be easily corrected.
Usually, one must wait at least 3 months in the lower jaw and 5 to 6 months in the upper jaw before putting the final teeth. In cases where esthetic is prime concern, a temporary crown can be placed on the day of the surgery.
For patients who grind their teeth at night (called BRUXISM). This is usually done unconsciously and patient may not even realize it. After dental procedures like veneers and crowns to prevent them from chipping.
To prevent grinding of teeth a night guard can be made to fit between upper and lower teeth where it create small space.
Regular visits to the dentist in every 6 months it is necessary to provide adequate preventive care to the child.
It is a good habit to brush the teeth both in the mornings and at night. Also ask your dentist about the right brushing technique.
For a toddler, a wetted toothbrush is sufficient to brush the teeth. Start with non-fluoridated toothpaste until the child has learnt how to rinse and spit it out. Once he/she is 3 years of age, introduce fluoridated toothpaste.
We can start using baby tooth brush as soon as we see first tooth( around 6-8 months age).
Braces are appliances that are either fixed on to the teeth or rest against the teeth and bring about the desired movement of teeth.
The jaws are actively growing by 8-10 years of age and therefore a good time to start.
Preventive Orthodontics treatment can be carried out in young children between 9-15 years of age. The dentist can foresee any dental problems and take preventive measures.
To gain space an orthodontist may advise removal of 2 or more teeth to correct overcrowding.
The follow-up orthodontic appointment are usually every 4-5 weeks.
During these appointments, the dentist may change the wires as the desired results are achieved and may even tighten the braces.
Inform us in case the pain persists for long. The soreness and pain may last for a few days.
Yes, Most of the root canals can be done in ONE sitting. Depending upon the amount of infection.
No, it’s a myth in fact it strengthens gum and make teeth healthy and strong.
Usually RCT is a not a painful treatment. Sometimes when infection and swelling is more antibiotics and pain killers are prescribed to relieve the pain.
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