Tooth decay or gum diseases are the two most likely categories of the oral problem due to poor oral care routine. To treat such issues you will have to visit a dental clinic which is technically any place where dental services are rendered. So in this article, Dr. Kartik who is one of the best Navi Mumbai based dentist will discuss about the common treatment procedures offered in a dental clinic.
Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is that the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can start affecting the roots & thus results in complete damage of tooth. A traumatic injury to a tooth also can compromise the pulp, resulting in similar problems.
A diseased inner tooth brings a number of problems including pain and sensitivity because the first indications of a drag. However, inside a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which may cause an abscess.
Root canal therapy is one of the most preferred painless method of treatment with a massive success rate as stated by the dentists. And it involves removing the diseased tissue (pulp), halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the natural tooth.
Root canal therapy usually entails one to 3 visits. During the primary visit, one small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber which contains pulp. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and therefore the tiny canals are also reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are crammed with an elastic material and medicines to stop infection. If necessary, the drilled hole might be temporarily filled until a permanent seal is formed with a crown.
Dental treatment for restoring damaged teeth
Your dentist can suggest various treatments to revive damaged teeth. These treatments help restore the looks, shape and performance of your teeth. They include:
Bonding – chipped, gapped, discoloured or oddly shaped teeth are often treated with bonding. A tooth-coloured resin filling is applied to realize a
more natural look to the affected tooth. This resin may have to get replaced with time because it wears or stains.
Veneers – a veneer may be a thin layer of resin or porcelain that’s permanently glued to the front of the tooth. Sometimes the tooth must be slightly ground right down to allow space for the veneer.
Crowns – these are artificial caps that are permanently cemented or bonded to a natural tooth. Crowns cover the entire tooth and may be made from just porcelain, porcelain and metal, or simply metal depending on several factors and therefore the aesthetic or functional needs.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of many individuals who lost their confidence to smile due to stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed when the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the consequences of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco consumption. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy are notorious for staining teeth. As you become older, your teeth actually become more absorbent and susceptible to staining from food and other substances.
Majority of the people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the consequences of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” are often somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a couple of shades brighter. However, many of those products have abrasive substances which will actually damage or remove your tooth’s enamel.
Dental implants are often wont to replace missing teeth. An implant is a man-made screw-shaped device made from titanium. It’s surgically fixed into the jaw and a man-made tooth or prosthesis are often fitted on top of it. Several dental appointments might be required based on the condition for the adequate treatment planning, design and fitting of implants.
Titanium is basically a safe material that permits bone to grow around it. Implants have high success rates but they require a further level of training and expertise so your dentist or oral health care provider may have to refer you to a different dentist or specialist.
Dentures (also referred to as ‘false teeth’) are artificial teeth that replace some or all of your natural teeth which you’ll remove at will. An ‘immediate’ denture are often made while you continue to have a number of your teeth. It’s fitted on the day your teeth are removed. However, changes to the jawbone during the healing process may cause the denture to gradually loosen which can be fixed with the help of a dentist. Dentures must be removed and cleaned properly every day.
Mouth-guards are protective devices that cover the teeth and gums to stop injury to the teeth, gums, lips, tongue and jaws. They’re frequently used while playing sport to stop damage from accidental or deliberate knocks to the face.
A dentist or oral health care provider can take impressions of your teeth and make a well-fitting, comfortable mouthguard for your protection.
Orthodontic treatment is usually preferred to correct abnormalities in jaw and tooth position, like an overbite crowding, or protruding (‘buck’) teeth. Your dentist could also be ready to treat these problems, or refer you to a specialist orthodontist for treatment. Corrective treatment may include braces or a removable device, and subsequently a retainer appliance to take care of correct tooth positions.