General Dental Treatment
General dentistry procedures help to protect against oral health problems. These procedures may be preventive like regular dental checkups and hygiene, and also curative like dental implants, root canal treatment, and more. General dental care helps one in maintaining proper dental hygiene and restoration of teeth before any permanent damage. A dentist may look at oral cavities, tooth decay, general alignment and structure of teeth, and even decolouring of teeth. Diagnosis of any potential risks may result in interventional procedures like fillings, bondings, root canal therapies, dental implants, crowns and more.
- Dental fillings
- Dental implants
- Root canal treatments
- Wisdom teeth removals
- Tooth extractions
- Dental braces
Dr. Firas Osman
Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon,
Dr. Mohammed Ziad
Dr. Azeem Patel
Dr. Pooja Sathe
What is a routine dental checkup?
It is a regular dental checkup to check the health of teeth, gums and oral mucosa and done by the dentist. It is done to diagnose and prevent dental problems that may arise due to multiple reasons. A stitch in time saves nine. Finding a disease or condition in time with the help of routine dental checkups can either prevent the condition or can be treated in the early stages. This does not only prove to be cost-effective but also saves you a lot of time. Taking x rays is also a part of a routine dental check-up.
Is there any speciality of the dentist needed for a dental checkup?
No, routine dental checkup does not require the speciality of the dentist. The general dentists can do routine checkups. For further treatment, the patient may require to visit a specialist doctor depending on the condition and requirement. At MEDSTAR we have general and specialised dentist both under one roof.
How does routine dental checkup help?
Routine dental checkup helps in diagnosing dental diseases at early stages and maintaining oral hygiene. According to checkup done, the dentist can plan treatments and further appointments. We recommend you to have a routine dental visit once every 3 months or as recommended by the dentist.
Will cleaning and polishing damage my teeth?
No, it is a myth that cleaning and polishing damage the teeth. The cleaning and polishing procedure is the basic dental procedure of cleaning the teeth to remove plaque, tartar and stains and maintain good oral hygiene. However, If cleaning and polishing are done properly and with care, polishing can remove the thin protective enamel and cause dental sensitivity. Thus it is recommended that you visit an experienced and licensed dentist. At MEDSTAR, we have well-experienced dentist and dental professionals.
Will cleaning and polishing remove part of my tooth?
No, the solid part that is removed during the process is tartar or calculus or calcium deposits on teeth. It is a safe procedure. However, If cleaning and polishing are done properly and with care, polishing can remove the thin protective enamel and cause dental sensitivity. Thus it is recommended that you visit an experienced and licensed dentist. At MEDSTAR, we have well-experienced dentist and dental professionals.
What are the precautions post-cleaning and polishing?
- Follow the instructions provided by Dental Professional
- Avoiding vigorous brushing
- Decrease intake of teeth staining food and beverages like tea, coffee, cola, curry etc.
- Avoid smoking & tobacco chewing post-cleaning and polishing of teeth.
- Drink through straw
- Swish with water after consuming tooth-staining food or beverages
Are dental restorations painful?
No dental restorations are not painful. They are done to restore a part of the tooth lost by tooth decay or trauma to the tooth. A filling is not done in the areas of the tooth where nerves are present. This is the main reason why you won’t feel any pain. Presence of no nerves = presence of no pain.
Is laser dentistry effective?
Yes, laser dentistry is highly effective, efficient, comfortable for the patient and cost-effective. The use of lasers in dentistry procedures has increased the accuracy of the procedure with long-lasting results. The use of lasers helps the dentist to identify trouble areas sooner. As it has no vibrations, it causes 0 to low anxiety among the patients.
What are the advantages of laser cleaning of teeth?
Laser cleaning of teeth is painless, creates no sensitivity issues in the teeth, bloodless, highly effective and hygienic. It helps patients who are afraid of the cleaning procedure due to vibrations as the laser has no vibrations. It is effective and best at making the patient fearless during the procedure.