Most oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease are preventable. Preventative care in dentistry involves a series of treatments that aim at early detection of bacterial invasion, prevention of plaque formation, and strengthening of teeth.
These include regular oral examinations, Bite-Wing radiographs, scale and clean, topical fluoride application, and fissure sealants. In addition, we are also equipped with EMS Air Flow to remove tooth stains of external causes.
Gum treatment is more than just routine scale and clean. It is a form of deep clean that targets hard plaque deposits within the gum pocket. It takes significantly longer treatment time and often requires the use of local anesthetics for pain management.
It is indicated for those who are diagnosed with moderate to severe gum disease.
Dental emergency almost always revolves around dental pains with sudden onset. Some of the common causes of sudden toothaches include:
- Dying nerve
- Gum disease
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Untreated oral infections
- Broken fillings / crowns / appliances
- Tooth fractures
Whitening procedure uses specially formulated hydrogen peroxide in the form of gel to bleach and whiten teeth. It is indicated for people who have discolored teeth due to intrinsic causes.
Treatment time and relapse rate are generally related to the severity of discoloration.
White fillings are a type of tooth-colored direct restorations made of composite resin materials. Compared to silver amalgam fillings, they are more esthetically appealing while achieving a comparable level of durability.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy refers to a treatment procedure that dentists use to save and preserve an infected tooth. It commonly involves three stages of treatments: Nerve Removal, Root Preparation, and Root Filling. The actual number of treatment sessions varies according to the complexity of root anatomy.
Crowns are often indicated because root-canal-treated teeth are prone to fracture and need coronal protection against potential leakage from within the mouth.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are single-unit fixed dental prostheses used to restore and protect a tooth that has been damaged and weakened by decay. Crowns can be made of metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or all-ceramic material (Metal Free), choice of which depends on individual needs and oral conditions.
In simple terms, bridges are multiple units of connected crowns used primarily for replacement of single or multiple missing teeth.
Dentures are removable dental prostheses used to replace some (partial denture) or all (full denture) teeth in mouth so that the normal chewing function can be restored.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) can become impacted or partially erupted when they fail to erupt in the correct functional position due to space limitation in jaws.
Extraction of such impacted / partially erupted teeth is indicated when they lead to the development of Pericoronitis or the formation of Cysts.
Dental injuries are common occurences during sports activities. Protection can be afforded by custom-fitted removable mouthguards to mitigate potentially damaging forces to teeth and jaw via a cushion-like effect.