Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make my discolored teeth whiter?
Teeth can be whitened either in the dentist’s office or at home with dentist-supervised systems. One office visit is usually enough to achieve the desired shade, while at-home systems require individual fitting by a cosmetic dentist. Tooth whitening is a process used to lighten discolored teeth.
How much does it cost to get a great smile?
The cost of services depends on the complexity of the procedures and the amount of time required. To enhance your smile, a combination of treatments may be necessary, such as bleaching, gum reshaping, and the use of resin or porcelain materials to enhance the teeth’s appearance. A consultation with us can help you determine which options would be suitable for you. Keep in mind that investing in your smile is investing in yourself.
Is it painful to remove a cavity?
No, removing a cavity is not typically painful. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area around the affected tooth, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. Afterward, you may feel some discomfort, but it can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
It is generally recommended to get a professional teeth cleaning every six months. However, the frequency may vary depending on individual dental health needs. Your dentist can recommend a cleaning schedule based on your specific situation, which may include more frequent cleanings if you have a history of dental problems.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure, improve speech, and enhance oral health. They also offer improved comfort, convenience, and durability compared to other tooth replacement options.
How can I maintain good oral hygiene at home?
To maintain good oral hygiene at home, brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, limit sugary and acidic foods, and use mouthwash. It is also important to schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings and to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
What measures do you take to ensure patient safety and comfort?
We take several measures to ensure patient safety and comfort, such as using sterile instruments and equipment, practicing proper infection control protocols, providing anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort, and educating patients about their treatment options and what to expect during the procedure.
How do I make an appointment with your clinic?
To make an appointment with our clinic, you can call our office directly, visit our website to book online. Our staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
Which is better Root canal therapy or extraction?
Root canal therapy is often preferred over extraction as it preserves the natural tooth structure and avoids the need for replacement options like dental implants or bridges. However, in some cases, extraction may be the better option if the tooth is severely damaged or infected, or if there is not enough healthy tooth structure to support a restoration.
How can I remove tooth decay myself?
It is not recommended to try to remove tooth decay yourself as it can cause more damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues. The best course of action is to see a dentist who can provide professional treatment options such as dental fillings or root canal therapy. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day and flossing, can help prevent tooth decay from developing in the first place.
What services does your dental clinic offer?
- Smile Makeover/ Smile Designing
- Dental Implant
- Invisible Braces
- Instant Teeth Whitening
- Full Mouth Rehabilitations
- General Dentistry/ Dental Treatments
- Ceramic Veneers
- Crowns & Bridges
- Gum Surgeries
- Root Canal Treatment
- Surgical Extraction
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Are there any side effects to tooth bleaching?
Teeth bleaching can cause temporary side effects, such as heightened tooth sensitivity, especially at higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. It is recommended to have this procedure done by a dental professional to minimize discomfort. However, the overall health risks of bleaching are negligible and the use of hydrogen peroxide is controlled to prevent ingestion.
Why do you go to a dental clinic?
You go to a dental clinic to receive professional dental care and treatment for a range of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and cosmetic concerns. Regular dental check-ups are also important for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems from becoming more serious.
Is it OK to leave a cavity?
No, it is not okay to leave a cavity untreated. Cavities are caused by decay and will continue to worsen if left untreated, potentially leading to infection and tooth loss. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to have the cavity filled and prevent further damage to the tooth.
What should I expect during a routine dental exam?
During a routine dental exam, the dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, cavities, or gum disease. They may also take X-rays to check for any underlying issues. They will also clean your teeth and provide advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene.
Is it normal to experience some discomfort after a dental procedure?
Yes, it is normal to experience some discomfort after a dental procedure, such as soreness or sensitivity in the treated area. This discomfort usually goes away after a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. If you experience severe or persistent pain, contact your dentist.
Can you accommodate patients with special needs?
Yes, we strive to accommodate patients with special needs, including those with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. We work to create a welcoming and comfortable environment and can provide additional accommodations, such as wheelchair accessibility and sign language interpretation, upon request.
What is cheaper than a root canal?
The cost of dental treatments can vary depending on many factors. However, in some cases, a tooth extraction may be cheaper than a root canal. However, this depends on the complexity of the tooth, as well as the need for additional procedures like dental implants or bridges.
How long can a dead tooth stay in your mouth?
A dead tooth can stay in your mouth for a long time, but it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Without treatment, the dead tooth can become infected and spread to surrounding teeth and tissues. Treatment options include root canal therapy or tooth extraction, depending on the severity of the damage.
How can I keep my teeth whiter?
Maintaining good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing, avoiding foods and drinks that can stain teeth, and regular dental cleanings can help keep your teeth whiter. Teeth whitening treatments, either in-office or at-home, can also help remove stains and improve the appearance of your smile.