Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dentalprocedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.They. remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.lasers remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.they are also used in root canal treatment procedures,whitening or bleaching,and also used to deal jaw pains and treating some oral disease conditions. The main advantage of lasers in dentistry being 1.ease of procedure,healing time,no bleeding and no zone of necrosis.speedy recovery.
Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, an endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space..After performing root canal treatment tooth becomes weak and brittle.so placing a crown helps the tooth to stay strong and withstand the forces as in normal teeth.
Implants are substitutes for lost teeth.this treatment involves implanting artificial dental roots made of titanium in to the jaw bone for a natural feel as well as aesthetic satisfaction. Implant placement is a surgical procedure done under local anaesthesia.they can be used to support a number of dental prosthesis including crowns,implant supported dentures or bridges. Implants are also used in orthodontic tooth movement for anchorage in the form of mini implant. Implant placement procedure takes up to 3 to 6 months of time as it is performed in two steps. 1.implants are placed in the jaw bone and left for bonding. 2.once the bonding is achieved tooth is attached or inserted on to the implant. After the procedure a regular periodic checkup is must..
One of the most common gum related issues is , periodontal disease,which involves inflammation and/or bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, it can result in teeth loosening and even falling out. Doctors may also refer to this as gum disease or periodontitis. It has also been linked to more serious conditions affecting your heart, including heart disease.the main cause for gum redness swelling and bleeding is bacterial plaque .a smear layer if not removed on daily basis by brushing can turn into hard substance called calculus.These bacterial toxins can destroy teeth and its surrounding tissues and bone.As the disease progress pockets are formed. These periodontal pockets further deepen and destroy more gum and bone tissue.eventually leading to loose teeth. In the initial phase its called gingivitis and can be treated with simple or deep scaling. In the advanced stages its called periodontitis and can be treated with scaling and root planning.gum therapies such as flap surgery ,gingival curettage and bone grafting has to be done as required.
Most common oral and maxillofacial services include extraction (moderate to difficult, including wisdom teeth), reconstructive dental oral surgery, and placing dental implants. Wisdom teeth /3rd molars ,more often fail to emerge in proper alignment and becomes entrapped /impacted between jaw bone and gum tissues.They can be surgically removed with minimal complications.
Children are prone to tooth decay, partly because young children's teeth are difficult to clean. Pediatric dentists provide basic preventive services, such as teeth cleaning. They sometimes provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay. Children should brush their teeth twice daily under parents supervision. Infants¬: gums and tongue should be cleaned using guaze cloth. Children between 3-6 yrs. Pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste should be used. Avoid putting your child to bed with a feeding bottle,as this could lead to nursing bottle caries which in turn damages front teeth. Professionally applied fluoride varnish and pit and fissure sealants helps rule out risk of early child hood caries. Habits such as thumbsucking,nail biting and mouthbreathing can be treated with habit breaking appliance.