cleaning of teeth

Dentists recommend the procedure of deep cleaning of teeth, also called teeth scaling and root planing, for removal of plaque deposited on the tooth surface and at the gum pocket. For the process, an instrument called an ultrasonic cleaner is used. The procedure of the scaling involves taking off the tartar for smooth appearance and maintaining good health of the gums. How much time does it require to do dental scaling? Normally this requires 10-15 mins / sitting. Sometimes a single sitting is sufficient and sometimes multiple sittings are required for the...

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Gum depigmentation

Gum depigmentation is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin. The normal color of the gum tissue (gingiva) is pink, but excess deposits of melanin (melanin gingival hyperpigmentation) can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discoloration may also be caused by long term use of certain medications. A clinical assessment is carried out to customize the treatment to the patients needs, and the procedure itself can involve surgical, chemical, or laser ablation...

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Dental Extractions and other surgeries

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling/restoration/root canal/crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. What are the reasons for Dental extraction? Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in. Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth. Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in. People getting braces may need teeth...

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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry is the science of dentistry that embodies accepted scientific principles of patho-physiology, anatomy, form and function. Neuromuscular Dentistry objectively evaluates the complex relationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints and the masticatory muscles in order to achieve an occlusion that is based on the optimal relationship between the mandible and the skull — Neuromuscular Occlusion. The goal of the Neuromuscular Dentist is to relax the muscles controlling jaw position to establish a true physiological rest position upon which treatment considerations are...

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Teeth Colored fillings

In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture—or amalgam—of different metals. Today that is changing as more natural-looking and metal-free fillings are becoming the preferred approach. Using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable, modern dentistry delivers you a more cosmetic treatment. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more like natural teeth. Why choose tooth colored fillings over silver amalgam fillings? Patients are choosing tooth-colored fillings to replace old silver fillings. Silver amalgam...

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