Regular dental check-ups help us to diagnose any new cavity that is developing. Early diagnosis helps to stop the growth at the initial stage, thus preventing it from getting deeper and painful. This also eliminates the possible need of a root canal treatment in the later stages of the cavity.
The treatment options open for you today (such as filling the cavity) may not be open for you tomorrow, when the cavity is at a more advanced stage. The longer you delay, the more painful and complex treatment options you are left to choose from, such as a root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth.
Cavity filling in the initial stages is painless as enamel drilling causes no sensation or pain. It also involves far less drilling and very little loss of natural tooth structure.
Second layer cavity drilling is slightly sensitive and more loss of the natural tooth structure occurs.
If the cavity reaches the third layer, which is the nerve layer, one has to undergo root canal treatment which is both time consuming and expensive, as compared to cavity fillings.
Medicines, most of which include painkillers, subside the pain and swelling temporarily. The decay and infection, however, may spread deeper from the tooth to the adjacent two teeth as well. The infected tooth may even break from within leaving no option but to extract the tooth and replace it. The extraction and replacement process shall require more time, money and energy, in comparison to a single tooth root canal treatment with a single cap.
Bleeding gums are not a healthy sign. This is a sign of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) which leads to bad breath and bad taste in the mouth and if not treated at an early stage, poses a risk of further damage to the jaw bone, causing loose and shaky teeth including pus discharge from the gums.
Yes, anyone can have bright white teeth if they wish to. Depending on the intensity of your yellowness and the cause of it, you can have white teeth by any one of the following treatment options:
You can consult a periodontist for gum treatments. The periodontist will help you choose from treatment options that will involve slicing the margins of your gums, to give your smile a more pleasing look.
Yes, we understand that some patients may feel threatened or afraid of clinics and hospitals. Though we have facilities to help the patient feel most at ease, some patients still feel fearful. This is not a subject of concern at all in the present day, as you can now choose to have any dental treatment done under conscious sedation (sleeping condition) in the clinic. This is a safe option of treatment and does not require admission in a hospital.
Fillings on the front teeth may be changing its colour due to your food colours and stains, permanent solution for this would be to go for the Capping or Veneers.
Yes, you can opt for ceramic fillings or caps which are of the same shade as your teeth. This will also makes them look more natural and thus help in enhancing your smile.
Your mother can have relining done with her existing dentures. If, even after this procedure, she feels unable to eat with the dentures, she can opt for Implants, where her dentures will be fixed onto the jaw bone with a magnetic ball and socket method.
Yes, your father can have a denture made over the existing root pieces. Ideally, it’s always better to extract the root pieces and make a denture after 4 to 6 weeks but, if he is too scared of extraction, you can smoothen the existing root pieces up to the gum level and make a denture.
Extraction of all teeth was a thing of the past, when it comes to pyorrhea. Today, pyorrhoea can be detected at an early stage and can be treated by:
- Scaling and root planning
- Flap surgery followed by medications, mouthwashes, vitamins and regular teeth and gum cleaning.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the best way to ensure all teeth and gum problems are prevented. Visit your dentist to know what all you can do to maintain the best oral hygiene.
Yes, nowadays you have an option of invisible braces, which cannot be seen.
Dental treatment has become expensive because of the innovative latest technology, usage of imported equipment and materials. You always have the option of good and hygienic charitable clinics to avail of quality dental treatment, without any compromise on hygiene.
Get root canal treatment done for your adjacent tooth, instead of extracting it. Your wisdom tooth can be extracted under conscious sedation (sleeping condition) if you are too scared of dental treatment. It is a safe procedure and does not require hospital admission.
Yes, it is possible. It is done by an endodontist who specialises in performing root canal treatment in single sitting with their latest specialized instruments & technique. Root Canal opening, cleaning & filling the canals – all the 3 steps of root canal are completed in the same visit.