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What is a Root Canal and why do I need a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is infected, inflamed, or dead. The dental pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of the blood vessels, nerve, and connective tissue. and this is connected to the surrounding tissue of the tooth. Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal.

Step 1:

The first step is to Examine the x-ray of the teeth to see the extent of the decay and infection. If it involved the center core of the tooth called pulp the patient require root canal treatment. The first step is to give local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding area of the tooth.

Step 2:

Once the tooth is numb, the second step is the removal of the damaged area of teeth and infected pulp.

Step 3:

This is followed by disinfection and shaping of pulp canals using small instruments. Once the infected pulp is cleared out then shaping of the canal.

Step 4:

Clean and disinfected canals are then sealed and filled with an inert biocompatible medicated material known as Gutta-Percha and core portion is filled with a restorative material.

Step 5:

Then the core portion of the teeth is covered by crown placement.

If there is not adequate crown structure, a post is placed into the root next to the gutta-percha. This gives the crown more support.

Why is a root canal necessary?

1. Deep cavity: when the decay extends beyond enamel, dentin and touches the pulp patient suffer from continues and radiating pain.

2. An abscess (infection):  The vacant space filled with pus is called abscess, at that time the pulp of the tooth is necrotic and infected with bacteria and all this necrotic tissue collected below the root form pus. Sometimes swelling will be there or patient feels like a mild swelling on the gum from where pus is coming out.

An abscess that is left untreated will continue to infect the bone around the root of the tooth. It may spread into surrounding bone and tissues.

3. Trauma: If a tooth is hit with great force, the nerve of the tooth dies.  This could happen immediately after the traumatic accident, or it may happen over many years following the trauma.

4. Fracture: If the fracture extends to the pulpit require root canal treatment. if there is not too much tooth structure left above the gum line for the crown then post is required to retain the restoration.

5. Root Resorption: In the case of root resorption also root canal is required.

Two types of root resorption are there,

a) Defect starts from outside of the root and goes inward called external resorption

b) Defect start from middle or inside of the tooth and goes outward called internal resorption.

Resorption occurs as a reaction to injury, trauma, tooth replantation or aggressive tooth movement during orthodontics.

Resorption usually causes no pain and its diagnosed using x-rays

Resorption defect is typically repaired with a mineral trioxide aggregate(MTA).

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What Cause Tooth Discoloration?

Discoloration happens due to habits and physiological changes within the tooth.

Classification of discoloration of teeth:

  • Extrinsic discoloration

This occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained by extrinsic stains from coffee, tea, colored soft drinks or foods. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.

  • Intrinsic discoloration

Intrinsic discoloration happens due to the changes within the tooth structure during tooth development.

Causes include:

  1. Excessive exposure to fluoride during early childhood causes mild to severe fluorosis.

2. The maternal use of tetracycline antibiotics during the second half of pregnancy and the use of tetracycline antibiotics in children 8 years old or younger cause brown stains on teeth.

3. Traumatic discoloration happens when the blood supply to the tooth cut off during trauma. Your teeth become gradually yellowish then brown and black.

4. Developmental disorders like amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfect cause grey, amber or purple discolorations.

  • Age-related discoloration

The enamel that covers the teeth gets wear off with age, which allows the dentin more transparent thereby tooth looks yellowish in color.

Diagnosis:

  • No special tests are needed. A dentist can diagnose tooth stain by looking at the teeth.
  • If the discoloration happens due to trauma then the dentist may advise going for an x-ray even if you don’t have pain.

Treatment:

  • Extrinsic discoloration can be removed by teeth cleaning and polishing. In-office bleaching and home bleaching also removes the extrinsic stain.
  • Mild fluorosis case can be treated with bleaching whereas moderate to severe fluorosis case-patient have to go for veneers or crowns.
  • For medication-induced tooth discoloration and developmental disorders, veneers and crowns are the best treatment option for esthetic purpose.
  • Traumatic discoloration can be treated with Intra coronal bleaching followed by root canal treatment/crown placement followed by root canal treatment.

 

How is cosmetic dentistry different from traditional dentistry?

Traditional dentistry concerned about oral health and hygiene whereas cosmetic dentistry give importance to aesthetic part also.In traditional dentistry treatment they try to restore the structure, function and maintenance of the teeth.

In cosmetic dentistry along with structure and function they gave importance to size, shape, contour and colour of the teeth and gum thereby gives you a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic dentists work on your smile and appearance so it will bring you a lifelong happiness.

Treatments come under cosmetic dentistry:

1Inlays, onlays and crowns
2.Inlays are indirect restoration which is placed inside the tooth cavity
3.Onlays are indirect restoration which replaces the fractured cusp or wall of teeth
4.Crowns are the structures which entirely covers the tooth crown portion
5.Composite restoration

Composite restorations are tooth coloured material which adheres to the tooth structure with micro mechanical bonding it helps in build up the fractured tooth structure

Dental veneers
They are the tooth coloured laminates which covers the tooth from the facial surface.

Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening will improve the colour of your teeth whereas normal cleaning procedure will remove the deposits and stains which adhered to the tooth structure.

Implant
Implant is the best and most advanced option for replacement of a missing tooth without causing any harm to the adjacent teeth.

Gum surgery
There are some patients with enlarged gums which gives them a gummy smile so to improve the smile the doctors will remove the extra gingival which grown over the tooth called gingivectomy.

There are some patients with darker gingiva so for such patients we aill surgically rove the pigment producing cells called melanocytes.

At Chisel Dental Clinic,We offer cosmetic dental treatment to give you a smile makeover that will improve your confidence and appearance.Learn more about our cosmetic dental treatment by visiting www.chiseldental.co.in

What is fluoride and why is it important to dental health?

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral compound. which is found naturally in the soil, water and foods. its synthetically added into drinking water, tooth paste, mouthwash etc. it helps in the prevention of dental caries.

How it works?
Outer surface of the teeth(enamel) is resistant to acid attack .when tooth is erupting, fluoride is taken up by the tooth. fluoride changes the structure of developing enamel and make it more resistant to acid attack which causes tooth decay.So that Fluoride is important to young children.

Once teeth erupt then it helps in remineralization of teeth. outer layer of teeth is containing calcium and phosphate. saliva also contain calcium and phosphate. When we eat sweet foods that time bacteria start feasting on carbohydrate in these foods and release acids . when acid start attack on tooth then tooth start leaching out of calcium and phosphate, it is called demineralization of teeth. Naturally demineralization and remineralisation process is continued in our mouth. Saliva starts remineralisation of tooth it starts adding calcium and phosphate back on teeth. If fluoride is available in saliva then your teeth are able to take it also. Fluoride combines with calcium and phosphate and make fluorapatite crystal which is more stronger than calcium and phosphate. It is more resistant to acid attack and prevents tooth decay and reverse the initial stage of caries.

You can get fluoride from

-drinking fluoridated water
-fluoridated tooth paste, mouth wash

If dentist diagnose that your child needs more fluoride then dentist may give your child extra amount of fluoride in the form of :
-topical application of fluoride gel or varnish to the tooth surfaces.
-fluoride tablets.

Chisel dental clinic offers extensive and innovative dental solutions in Bangalore. We exceeds your expectations friendly,professional and affordable.

What is the difference between restorative and cosmetic dentistry ?

The main difference between restorative and cosmetic dentistry is that restorative dentistry is designed to improve the health of the smile whereas cosmetic dentistry changes its appearance.

Restorative dentistry deals with diagnosis and restoration of diseased, injured, abnormal teeth. The main purpose is conservation of tooth structure, function and appearance.

Common Restorative Dental Dentistry Procedures:

1.Porcelain Crowns
2.Fixed Bridges
3.Root Canal Therapy
4.Inlays, Onlays and Veneers
5.Composite tooth Coloured Dental fillings

Missing teeth can affect your health, appearance and self-esteem. So replacing teeth and filling empty spaces helps keep teeth properly aligned and makes it easier to maintain good oral care habits to help prevent plaque build-up.

All dental treatments involving aesthetic enhancements to your smile are considered cosmetic. Cosmetic dentistry has the ability to reverse the signs of dental ageing and to make the patient look younger. It includes treatments such as Dental Prosthetic treatment and Orthodontic treatment ( to correct teeth crowding or spacing, over jet and overbite problems) .

Cosmetic dental procedures involve altering the colour, size, shape, position and alignment of the teeth and bite. The actual cost of the treatment might be a bit higher for cosmetic dentistry treatments. With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a basic colour correction to replacing missing teeth. It’s a professional oral care and a smile makeover.

Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures:

1. Tooth Reshaping
2.Teeth Whitening
3.Dental Veneers
4.Dental Implants
5.Laser gum contouring
6.Invisalign Treatment
7.Zirconia crowns and bridges
8.Orthodontic Braces
9.Aligners

Contact Chisel Dental Clinic to get best dental implant services.To know more details about our other dental services visit our website www.chiseldental.co.in

 

What are the uses and benefits of orthodontic treatment?

The Main concern of your orthodontic treatment is proper alignment of teeth thereby people can maintain a good oral hygiene.

Benefits of orthodontic treatment for children:

The ideal age for child to meet an orthodontist is 7 years because this is the age where there first permanent molars and incisors appear in the mouth.

As early you take your child to the dentist, the treatment outcome will be good because at this age we can correct both skeletal as well as dental abnormality as your child is in a growing stage.

Sometimes we can avoid the braces treatment by selective removal of deciduous / milk tooth thereby we can prevent the crowding / irregular placement of the teeth. This process is called serial extraction.


In some kids there won’t be sufficient space for the eruption of permanent teeth because of small jaw size so in such cases we can do jaw expansion procedures.

Benefits of orthodontic treatment for adult:

Even adults can go for the orthodontic treatment because along with a beautiful smile and appearance correction of teeth alignment avoids lots of dental complications.

If there is no proper alignment of teeth it will lead to:

1. Food lodgments lead to gum infection and gradual bone loss makes the teeth mobile.
2. Increased chance of carious formation
3. Difficulty in cleaning and maintenance of teeth
4. Poor chewing ability
5. Wearing of teeth and bone due to abnormal bite
6. Abnormal bite leads to tempromandibular joint disorders
7. Excessive stress on the muscles due to abnormal bite leads to headaches, facial and neck pain.


So for avoiding all these dental complication it’s important to go for a proper alignment of teeth.

We have a best orthodontic dentist in Bangalore,who can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem and confidence. Make an appointment today at Chisel Dental Clinic Bangalore.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontics, if the word sounds Greek to you, you are right. ‘Orthos’ in Greek means straight and ‘dontos’ means teeth. Orthodontics is a speciality of dentistry that is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of teeth displacement and facial irregularities. Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in treating teeth and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatments are usually done with braces to improve the appearance of irregularities in the teeth.

How to know if orthodontics is for you?

A visit to your dentist can determine if you require orthodontic treatment. With the help of medical and dental history, clinical examination, X-rays and models your dentist can determine if orthodontics is for you. An orthodontist will then come up with a customized treatment plan based on your requirements.

What are the common dental problems which require orthodontic correction?

Proclination– If your upper front teeth are more forwardly placed than your lower front teeth, orthodontic treatment can help correct this bite.

Crowding– if your teeth are irregularly placed leading to food lodgement, gum problems, orthodontic treatment can help in the alignment.

Spacing-gaps between your teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment to provide good aesthetics.

Deep Bite- if your upper teeth completely overlap your lower teeth causing injury to your gums, such a bite is known as deep bite and requires an immediate orthodontic consult.

Open Bite- if there is no overlap between your upper and lower teeth, causing difficulty in chewing, and such a bite requires correction by orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance and chewing efficiency.

Cross Bite- A cross bite occurs when your upper teeth bite inside your lower teeth. This can happen on one or both sides of your jaw and can affect your front or back teeth.

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Impacted tooth- An impacted tooth is one that is unable to erupt through the gum naturally. Treatment can include extraction or exposing it so a brace can be fitted to the surface.

Temporomandibular joint pain/headaches/earaches

Clicking/pain in the joint region while opening your mouth, pain around your ears, headaches may require an orthodontic consult to check your bite.

What are the uses and benefits of orthodontics?

  1. Straightens your teeth

  2. Improves your smile

  3. Improves your appearance

  4. Boosts your self-esteem

  5. Helps prevent teeth discolouration and mouth odour

  6. Helps prevent tooth decay

  7. Reduces or prevents dental emergencies

What are the different ways an orthodontist can correct your teeth/facial irregularities?

Traditional Braces- this is the most common method of orthodontic treatment. Braces are appliances that are fixed on your teeth and consists of brackets/bands and wires. They help position your teeth and correct any irregularities.

  • Aligners- They are the alternative to braces. They are similar to braces in function but are not fixed. They need to be removed while eating and brushing. Treatment includes changing into a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth shift into proper alignment.

  • Lingual Braces- They are braces attached to the back of your teeth making them almost invisible to others. They consist of brackets, bands and wires like the traditional braces. They can be more difficult to clean properly because it is on the back of your teeth which is harder to reach. There may be speech difficulties because of their positioning and you may also develop sores on your tongue.

  • Surgical options- Orthodontics services comprise more than just different types of braces. There are surgical options as well. Surgery can help accelerate your orthodontic treatment or correct jaw misalignment to achieve results which are not possible by braces alone.

 

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Conclusion

Nowadays anyone can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile which can have a positive impact on your life in many ways. If you are interested in what orthodontics has to offer you, get in touch with us to start your smile journey.

 

THE RIGHT AGE TO START BRACES FOR YOUR CHILD

Thinking about whether your child requires braces? You’ve come to the right place. Orthodontic treatment can be a very important part of your child’s oral health care. We’re here to answer some of the questions you might have regarding orthodontic treatment for your child.

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What is the purpose of orthodontic treatment?

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite, which is part tooth alignment and part jaw position. When jaws and teeth fit in correctly, they are able to function in a proper manner. This promotes good oral and general physical health. There is always the added advantage that orthodontic treatment also brings out a beautiful smile.

How will orthodontic treatment help my child?

Orthodontic treatment will help your child to bite and chew in a healthy manner, which will also contribute to clear speech. It helps your child’s jaw to function properly and also look nice. An attractive smile is a pleasant side effect of orthodontic treatment, and can have emotional benefits. Self-confidence and self-esteem improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. It improves your child’s overall health as straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury.

What’s the right age for orthodontic treatment?

Ideally, it is recommended that your child gets an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of 7, when the permanent teeth begin to erupt. Timing is also determined by the type of problem that the child has or may be developing, and the child’s stage of dental development. Some may require tooth movement only, while others may need help with guiding the growth of their jaws, or to correct a abnormal habit that can re-shape the bone. There are some orthodontists who recommend an interceptive approach. This usually involves the use of dental appliances when the child is younger and still has most of his or her baby teeth. Then, once a child has mostly adult teeth, a second phase of treatment can begin, which normally includes braces. It is this second part of treatment that might be shorter than a traditional course of braces. This is thanks to the early interceptive treatment and the benefits of preventive orthodontics.

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Where did my child’s orthodontic problems come from?

Most orthodontic problems are inherited. Some are acquired, developing over time by an abnormal habit such as, sucking the thumb or fingers, mouth breathing, abnormal swallowing, or dental disease, poor dental hygiene, early or late loss of baby teeth, accidents and poor nutrition. Whatever the cause, orthodontists are usually able to treat most conditions successfully.

Problems to watch out for in your child.

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Won’t my child’s teeth straighten out as they grow?

Unfortunately, your child’s teeth will not straighten out as he or she grows. The space available for the permanent teeth does not increase as one grows.Untreated orthodontic problems can become worse, and more difficult to treat as a child gets older. Untreated problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, broken front teeth and loss of bone tissue that holds teeth in place.

Isn’t 7 too young to get braces?

Around 7 years of age, your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt. A check-up at this age will help your orthodontist understand if a problem exists or is developing. Remember, there is a lot of difference between a check-up and actually requiring braces treatment. Usually, your orthodontist might suggest a wait and watch approach, with a periodic follow-up in case any developing problem is detected. Also, not all orthodontic problems require correction with the help of braces.

What if my child is older than 7 – is it too late for a check-up?

If your child is older than 7, it is not too late for a check-up. Should treatment be needed, keep in mind that many patients begin treatment between the ages of 9 and 16, depending on their physiological development and treatment needs. Orthodontists are usually able to treat most conditions successfully.

Should we wait to see the orthodontist until my child has all of his/her permanent teeth?

No. Waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in could make correction of some orthodontic problems more difficult. Orthodontic treatment for jaw related problems may require treatment when the patient is in the growing stages. Some things cannot be accomplished once the face and jaws are no longer growing.

What is early orthodontic treatment?

Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase One treatment, helps in correcting bite related problems as well as guide the jaw’s growth pattern. Early treatment may also help to make extra room in the mouth for the permanent teeth to be properly placed as they begin to erupt.

Early orthodontic treatment begins when a child’s jaw bones are still soft. They do not harden until children reach their late teens. As the bones are still pliable, corrective procedures work faster and more effectively than they do for teens and adults. Appropriate early treatment is an effective interceptive measure that lays the foundation for a healthy and well-functioning mouth in adulthood.

Sometimes, it is extremely obvious, like when you have trouble biting, speaking or chewing or if your teeth are protruding, crowded or too spaced out. Other times, the misalignment of your teeth may be minor to notice, including clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth or mouth breathing.

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What is teenage orthodontics?

Phase II of orthodontic treatment is for teens who received Phase I already or didn’t require Phase 1 treatment and have most of their permanent teeth. The goal of this phase is to ideally position all of the permanent teeth in order to maximize appearance and function.

Tween group

If you’re still unsure of when to schedule your first orthodontic treatment, reach out to us. We’d be happy to share what we believe to be the best solution to get a beautiful smile based on your individual situation.

What is Pola tooth whitening?

Pola is the perfect answer for patients who are looking for whiter teeth in one treatment or overnight. Our dental team offers Pola In-Office Whitening System that can whiten your teeth up to 2 shades* in one hour.

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What can cause tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration can come from a variety of sources, such of aging, coffee, tea, or smoking. Discoloration can also occur during the growth process of the teeth due to antibiotics or excessive fluoride at a young age.

Do the results last a long time?

With careful post-whitening care, your teeth will look better than ever. Flossing your teeth on a regular basis can ensure brighter teeth, as well as using Whitening Toothpaste in the morning and at night. All these products can be acquired through our dental clinic.

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Are there any side effects?

Temporary tooth sensitivity is the main side effect during the treatment, but these go away after a couple days.

How long is the procedure?

The process itself is only about an hour. Whitening gel is applied on each tooth and curing is done with the UV light system.

What is the cost of the procedure?

The process cost is INR 7,000/-.

We provide the best dental implant treatment  in Bangalore,who can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem and confidence. Make an appointment today at Chisel Dental Clinic Bangalore

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