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first appointment of a consultation /
examination is a very important process before
initiating any dental procedure. After a
thorough evaluation of your oral health, our
doctor would explain the same to you and
formulate an ideal
for your case. The time required for the
completion of the treatment and the exact
would be clarified during this appointment.
Various alternative treatment plans would be
given to you as well to suit your
and time constraints if any. All your doubts and
queries would be solved by the doctor at this
stage and this first appointment serves as a
platform for a
healthy doctor- patient
After this appointment, you can choose to
proceed with the further treatment only if you
feel comfortable as there are
for the same. Only a one time consultation fee
would be charged.
Frequently Asked Questions
replace missing teeth? Why?
What are the
common means of replacing missing teeth?
Why do gums
Why do some
teeth pain during intake of cold foods and
What can be
done about the gap present between two front
What is Root
What are the
signs of Gum Disease?
does Plaque form?
are sensitive teeth?
Should we replace missing teeth? Why?
missing teeth should always be replaced. If the
missing front teeth are not replaced, it
affects the look of the person and also has a
psychological impact. If missing back teeth
are not replaced, it results in a myriad of
problems which can be explained by the figure
Further more the joint which is responsible for
opening and closing the mouth during speaking,
swallowing & eating will also be affected.
Effect of tooth loss:
a. Drifting of the neighbouring teeth b. Over
eruption of opposing teeth c. Loss of tooth
contacts d. Trauma to supporting structures of
tooth e. Recession of gingiva f. Caries
g. Pocketing h. Premature contact
What are the common means of replacing missing
be replaced by a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD)
or removable denture. A
is commonly called bridge. This is normally made
with metal and ceramic (porcelain) which bond to
one another. These are different types in
A removable denture may be partial or complete.
A removable partial denture (RPD) is
given, when a bridge is not a ideal choice for
the patient. It is made in acrylic (a type of
plastic) or cast in a metal which is well
accepted by the body. A complete denture (CD)
may be needed when no teeth are left in the
is made with support of two or more teeth left
behind. The artificial teeth used in
is made of acrylic and are of varying types.
Why do gums bleed?
Commonly speaking bleeding gums may be due to
unhealthy gums caused by the deposition of
tartar around and under the gums. Bleeding
gums can also be arise due to some improper
contact of the opposing teeth and of
deficiency of Vitamin C
Why do some teeth pain during intake of cold
foods and hot foods?
Unattended decay, tends to eat away the "enamel"
of teeth. The next layer of teeth is called
dentrine which is highly sensitive to
extremes of temperature. This situation might
give rise to sharp pain, when exposed to
temperature. Left unattended it may give rise to
more serious problems.
What can be done about the gap present between
two front upper teeth?
The gap can be closed absolutely well to give a
natural look. Depending on the size of the gap
it may be treated with composite (a tooth
color material), or crowns (ceramic or
metal + ceramic) or laminates (a thin
covering using ceramic). The gap may also be
closed using certain type of braces (Orthodontic
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is indicated in
teeth that have developed a deep cavity
with the involvement of the nerve in the
The infection may spread through the
infected nerve into the underlying bone
and cause accumulation of pus associated
The root canal treatment involves
removal of the infected nerve.
Once the nerve is removed the walls of
the root canal are smoothened and
enlarged to accommodate a filling
Once the infection is drained, the root
canal is filled with the filling
Next, in 6-8 weeks the cavity on the
tooth surface is filled a permanent
Root Canal Treatment
When a dental pulp (nerve) is
traumatized, diseased, or dead, it must
be removed and replaced with a root
canal filling. The filling material may
vary from the most popular, rubber like
material, gutta-percha, to sterling
silver, other metals, plastic, or
various cements. The procedure usually
requires one or two appointments. The
root canal procedure typically is not
painful, but some discomfort may be
present during treatment and healing. In
most situations the therapy is not
finished after the root canal has been
completed, because the tooth is now
weak. Often a reinforcing metal post is
inserted into the tooth through the
opening in the top of the tooth. Many
teeth are still too weak or unpleasant
looking, and a crown (cap) is required
to make the tooth both functional and
beautiful. The minimal therapy required
for a dead tooth is root canal only.
What are the signs of gum
Gums that are red, puffy or swollen,
Gums that bleed during brushing or
Teeth that look longer because your
gums have receded
Gums that have separated, or pulled
away, from your teeth
Teeth that have shifted or loosened
Changes in the way your teeth fit
together when you bite
Pus coming from between your teeth
Constant bad breath or a bad taste
in your mouth
How does Plaque form?
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible
film of a bacteria or germs that is
constantly forming on your teeth and
gums. If it is not brushed off after you
eat, it combines with sugars present in
food particles to produce acids which
attack and harm your teeth. Plaque is
the real villain behind both tooth decay
and gum disease.
Plaque turns food stuck between the
teeth and acid which attacks the tooth
enamel. With repeated acid attacks, the
enamel wears away and a cavity is
Once a cavity forms the decay spreads to
the next layer - the dentine. But if the
cavity is filled by a dentist, the decay
can be stopped.
If the cavity is not treated at the
dentine stage, the decay spreads deeper
into the pulp and this can be very
In the last stage the decay spreads to
the root and causes an abscess,
accompanied by severe pain. At this
stage, only root canal treatment can
save the tooth. In some case, the tooth
may have to be extracted.
What are sensitive teeth?
If you've ever felt a painful sensation
in your teeth after drinking or eating
hot or cold food and beverages, you've
experienced tooth sensitivity. And
you're not alone. It's a condition that
affects one out of four adults, often
coming and going over time.
The most common cause of sensitive teeth
in adults is exposed tooth roots due to
receding gums. Because these roots are
not covered by enamel, thousands of tiny
channels leading to the tooth's nerve
center (pulp) are exposed. When heat,
cold or pressure touch these channels,
you feel pain.
Ignoring your sensitive teeth can lead
to other oral health problems. This is
especially true if the pain causes you
to brush poorly, making you vulnerable
to tooth decay.