GENERAL DENTISTRY

GENERAL DENTISTRY

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Tooth extraction or Tooth Removal

 

Tooth Extraction is removal of a decayed tooth. It is done in cases when it is not possible to salvage the tooth by any other dental treatment.

 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

 

Wisdom teeth are also referred as the third molars but they often cause problem during their eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). They may only erupt partially as there is less space in the jaw. Also they may be embedded completely in the jaw bone. They exert pressure on other teeth causing pain and hence have to be extracted. So if infected it is best to extract them. At Dental Careers LLC we perform surgical removal of teeth which is done by our oral surgeons .Surgical extractions are done to remove the teeth they are not easily accessible even if they are not yet fully erupted or still under the gum line.

 

Tooth filling

 

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Materials used for fillings include porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc). At Dental Careers LLC our dental experts helps prevent further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter with a ceramic filling.

 

Scaling and polishing

 

Scaling removes the hard tartar which forms on your teeth like scale inside a kettle. You can’t remove it just by brushing your teeth. Scaling also removes trapped food and plaque containing millions of germs, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are also cleaned away when we polish your teeth.

 

What is root canal treatment?

 

Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth pulp, a small thread like tissue in the centre of the tooth. Root canal treatment preserves a tooth and saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost. A properly done root canal with a cap can last for a lifetime. This procedure is painless as it is done under local anesthesia. At Dental Careers LLC we have highly experienced Root canal specialists who can perform the procedure in a single sitting. We have latest technology like rotary system and laser root canal treatment for this treatment providing our patients with best quality at an affordable cost.

 

Paediatric Dentistry/ Kids Dentistry

 

It is rightly stated that “Prevention is better than cure and proper care of your childs teeth from a very early age will help them to have healthy gums and teeth. Parents have to inculcate good oral care habits (brushing and flossing twice a day) in children to prevent tooth decay. Early dental checkups for kids will ensure their mouths to be healthier and cavity free.
Baby Teeth Are Important
To Chew Food
To Guide Adult Teeth in Place
To Shape Their Face
To Speak Clearly

Few habits in Children which can affect alignment of teeth –

Thumb sucking, Finger biting, Nail biting, Lip biting, Tongue thrusting, Mouth breathing
These habits cause problem in facial growth, structures and bite leading to malocclusion. At Dental Careers LLC with our procedure of dentofacial orthopaedics our expert dentofacial ordhopaedician help modify and rectify the problem at an early age reducing the elaborate treatment procedures required later on .

Pit and Fissure Sealants :

Chewing teeth have grooves on the surface like mountains and valleys. These groves are the hiding and dwelling places for oral bacteria causing decay since bristles of a brush do not reach to clean that area gradually leading to caries.
To prevent this dental sealants are applied on the surface of the tooth which covers the grooves and protects it from acid attacks and plaque. Ideal age to put a sealant is 6 years.

Fluoride Treatment :

Fluoride is a mineral which helps to prevent tooth decay in children. Fluoride strengthens teeth by aiding the mineralization on teeth . It prevents the formation of acid causing bacteria. Typically it is applied with a cotton swab or brush or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes.

 

Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. When a tooth or teeth are badly damaged they have to be extracted. If not replaced in time the adjacent teeth drift into the space leading to chewing problems. So it is essential to replace missing teeth.

Different types of Dentures.

 

1. Complete Dentures:

These are made when natural teeth are missing or removed. They can be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures can be made about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been extracted.

2. Immediate Dentures:

They are made in advance and can be placed as soon as the teeth are removed. Measurements are taken prior to the extractions to fabricate the dentures. As the bones and gums shrink during healing period after tooth extraction, they become loose and have to be replaced.

3. Implant supported Dentures:

Lower dentures are usually ill fitting because of the movements of the tongue and lips. Also in cases when the bone height/width is not enough, implant supported dentures are made. Implants are placed in the jaw bone and semi fixed dentures are made on them. (See section of dental implant)

4. Partial dentures:

When one or more teeth are missing partial dentures are made. They are removable and have to be removed at night and for cleaning. Usually a complete denture takes a minimum of 5 – 7 Visits.

General Dentis try is the term that refers to basic dental treatments like scaling, extractions, cavity fillings, root canal treatment, fluoride treatment etc.

Scaling & Polishing: It is a procedure to clean the accumulated tartar and stains between the teeth and on the lingual side of the teeth using ultrasonic vibrator. Scaling keeps your teeth clean and the gums healthy thereby preventing any gum diseases.

Scaling is usually a single sitting procedure and takes about 40 to 45 min only.

It is only a myth that scaling creates gap in the teeth. The fact is it removes the tartar which causes spaces between the teeth.

Cavity Fillings: A filling is a way to replace the decayed/damaged tooth structure and restoring it back to its normal function.

Filling material: One does not suit all!!! The dentist will according to the clinical situation choose what’s best for you. Depending on the dentist’s assessment, you will be suggested one of the following materials.

Gold
Silver
Composite
Porcelain

What happens if we delay the treatment? On delaying the treatment, the decay will grow further into the tooth structure and eventually reaching into the pulp chamber. At this stage, to get the tooth back to its normal function the dentist will have to perform a root canal treatment followed by a crown.

How do you know if you need a filling? If you have a Blackish-Brownish discolouration on your tooth surface it is time you visit a dentist for examination. Another indication can be food lodgment in a tooth. Lastly mild sensitivity can be another indicator.