Asking questions and getting answers is a part of good oral health care. To help you find those answers, We have prepared responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) posed by the public.
Why FAQ’s are important?
How can I improve my smile?
There are several ways in today’s Dental World to enhance your smile. Certain procedures include:
- Tooth Whitening
- Laminates and Veneers
We have the capability to improve your smile using all or some of these procedures. For an exact consultation, please contact us so that we may provide you with a customized treatment plan.
What is tooth whitening?
Tooth Whitening is a cost-effective and safe procedure to create a beautiful, healthy smile. Over the years, Flouride has been added to the whitening product. This reduces the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity.
Tooth Whitening must be monitored by your dentist and only done after a comprehensive exam and hygiene cleaning.
The whitening process can last for a number of years if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, and wine will reduce the lasting effect.
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental Implant is a “man-made” replacement for a missing tooth. Made from titanium, this screw-like object is inserted under the gum and directly into the upper or lower jaw bone. There is usually minimal discomfort involved in this procedure. After a period of a few months, the Dental Implant and the bone fuse together. This creates an anchor for the new tooth to be placed onto the dental implant.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implant?
With major advancements in Dentistry and Dental Implants, most people are candidates for Dental Implants with a few exceptions.
What are the benefits of Dental Implant?
- Dental Implants look and function like your natural tooth.
- Dental Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
- Dental Implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dentist.
- Dental Implants replace the need for a Removable Denture.
- Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create an artificial tooth in between.
What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay ?
Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age.
What is Gingivitis ?
Gingivitis is a condition caused when bacteria surround the teeth and enters the gums. The gums can become irritated, inflamed, and often bleed. In order to prevent the condition from worsening, regular dentist visits are highly recommended. During your visit, we will teach you the proper flossing techniques and Oral Hygiene protocol for Home Care to prevent Periodontal Disease.
Why should I go to dentist regularly?
Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They only go when they have a problem. This is known as “crisis treatment” versus “preventive treatment.” While these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in rupees and time.
This is because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process. An example is tooth decay. It is typical to hear, “Nothing hurts… I don’t have any problems.”
Tooth decay often does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. It is not uncommon to see a patient with a huge cavity who has never felt a thing. The dentist can usually detect a cavity 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This early detection can help you prevent root canal treatment.
I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?
Oral injuries are often painful, and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. If you have knocked out a tooth, these tips may be able to save it:
- Rinse, do not scrub, the tooth to remove dirt or debris
- Place the clean tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gum or under your tongue
- Do not attempt to replace the tooth into the socket as this could cause further damage
- Get to the dentist. Successful re-implantation is possible only when treatment is performed promptly
- If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse it in milk.