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GENERAL TREATMENTS

It is all about tooth health and cosmetic dentistry is only about the aesthetics of a smile. Cosmetic dentistry treats the same dental problems that general dentistry treats while maintaining or improving the natural beauty of your smile.

Dental scaling is routinely performed to help patients with gum disease and excessive plaque buildup. While a standard cleaning will address the surface of the tooth, scaling goes much deeper

To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

Glass ionomer cements (GIC) will adhere to caries affected dentin, minimizing the amount of tooth removal required to restore the tooth.

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to midsize fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.

A temporary filling is just that a temporary treatment to restore a damaged tooth. These fillings aren’t meant to last, and as a semi-permanent solution.

An abscess is an infected fluid collection within the body. Percutaneous abscess drainage uses imaging guidance to place a needle or catheter through the skin into the abscess to remove.

It is a procedure where in the deepest layer of the remaining affected carolus dentin is covered with a layer of biocompatible material in order to prevent pulp exposure and further trauma to the pulp


FAQ

1. What is dental cleaning?

It is a procedure which is called scaling in which we remove the food and stains build up on the tooth. It does not lead to any loosening of teeth.

2. What type of brush should I buy?

Buy a brush with soft bristles.medium and firm one can damage teeth and gums. Use a soft pressure for 2 minutes. 2 times daily. Brush should be changed every 3 months.

3. Should I floss?

Floss cleans the food and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line. But it should be used only after consultation with a dentist.

4 What do I do with my bleeding gums?

Bleeding and swollen gums are a sign of gum disease for many people this is not painful early diagnosis can help it reverse.

5. Should I brush at the time of pregnancy?

Some women have gum problems at the time of puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Pregnancy gingivitis occurs in the 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy. One should not stop brushing teeth as it is due to hormonal changes, consult your dentist.

6. How often should I visit a dentist?

You should visit a dentist twice a year. However there are any gum diseases, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.

7. How safe are dental x Ray’s ?

Dental x Ray’s are very safe, radiation is measured in milligrams and one dental xray has 5 millirem.

8. What exactly is a cavity?

A cavity is a small hole in the tooth that develops because of tooth decay. The decay destroys the tooth and results in a void space.

9. How long will my restorations last?

One cannot expect restorations to last forever but you can take care of them to increase its life. Maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.

10. Elective or manual tooth brush, which one to use?

Both electric and manual tooth brushes have their advantages and disadvantages but your brushing technique and frequency is much more important than what you brush with.