Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal and why do I need root canal treatment? Endodontic (root canal) treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is resto ...

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Importance Of Dental Cleaning

Have you had a teeth cleaning this year? Professional dental cleanings aren’t just for keeping your smile bright; they can have a significant impact on your general health. Insufficient oral hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses. Associated medical and dental issues include bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers, and many other problems. Brushing and flossing at home are essential, but to ensure teeth are healthy and thoroughly clean, you should schedule regular check-ups with your dentist and annual dental cleanings with your dental hygienist. Here are Six reasons professional cleanings are so important. Your dental hygienist can remove most of the stains that dull and discolour your teeth, so you’ll be left with a brighter, whiter smile. Having your teeth clea ...

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Laser Dentistry

The charm of soft tissue laser in dentistry ranges from treatment of oral ulcers and gum diseases to removal of tongue tie; to depigmentation of gums to smile designing; to even sterilization of root canals providing you a totally infection free healthy mouth.

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Major Surgical Procedures

Orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

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Tooth Avulsion

How can we help when a person’s tooth is accidentally knocked out? First and foremost, rush to a dentist with your knocked out tooth stored in milk or saliva. Immediate reinsertion and immobilisation is done. How we manage…. Tooth should be reinserted within a few hours of injury, it should be cleaned with saline, then placed in storage medium. Root surface should not be touched. Milk is preferred storage medium. Saline can also be used if milk is not available. Socket is irrigated with saline and local anaesthetic used to provide analgesia, before reinserting the tooth. After reinserting the tooth is splinted. The patient is advised not to eat or drink anything hot or cold, until definitive care. So in case of a knocked out tooth, rush to us- Kamala Dental Speciality Hospital, which is lo ...

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