Wednesday, 18 September 2019

IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL CROWN AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT....



A Root canal treatment is an invasive treatment which involves the extraction of root nerves from an infected tooth. The cavity is then cleaned and shaped before being filled with a rubber- like medicated filling. In most cases root canal treatments are done for the back teeth and are required due to deep decay. The purpose of this treatment is to save and remove any pain caused by the tooth.



Following this treatment there is no longer a nerve to supply nutrients to the teeth. As a result the tooth structure weakens, becoming more brittle and prone to fractures or cracks. 

The posterior teeth such as the premolar and molars in particular are often prone to cracking after a root canal treatment due to their frequent use in chewing and grinding of food. While root canal treatments are able to save the tooth itself, everyday use can often cause further damage to its structure. Hence, dental crowns are extremely important in these cases. 

A Crown is a the tooth shaped cover placed on top of the teeth. They act as a protective shield, preventing further cracks or damage to the tooth, while also alleviating any pressure on the tooth. 


Dental crowns


So if you have done a root canal treatment and are thinking of getting a crown, it is best to do it sooner rather than later to protect your tooth from any further damage.


Is capping  necessary after RCT ?????

                               Yescapping is compulsory after RCT. Without capping The tooth might fracture or get re-infection due to micro leakage.

Fractured tooth

Cracked tooth

Re-infection

what could happen if i choose not to have a dental crown???


      It will be:             
  • Weakened teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Detached filling

A crown often provides a more secure restoration than a regular filling in that it surrounds tooth to create a "splint" around it. This helps to prevent fracture of the areas of the tooth weakened by decay, extensive fillings or cusp fracture. Also, a crown is often essential to preserve a tooth following root canal treatment. The crown can also prevent a fracture of the tooth which may result in the tooth being non-restorable (not fixable).



Dental crowns



There are times if you do not plan to have a crown, then extraction may have to be considered. This is because of an extensive filling will fail,weakened tooth, fracture or cracked teeth, root canal treatment (if done) will fail and ultimately the tooth will be lost.

 

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Friday, 30 August 2019

INFLAMED GINGIVAL TISSUES REMOVED BY USING LASER.......

Case report:

                                A 45 years female patient came to our clinic with complaint of pain irt Right upper front tooth and Right lower back tooth region.  

Clinical findings:                                      

                           ➩ Gingival inflammation and swelling irt Right and left upper central incisors, Right lower first molar.

Pre-OP image

Treatment progress:

                

 After procedure:

Result:

                 

Post-OP image

     

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     SPLINTING AND LASER GUM TREATMENT(LANAP)

Case report:

                      A 25 years male patient came to our clinic with complaint of spacing and mobility in the upper and lower front tooth region.


Clinical findings:

                                 Spacing and mobility in the upper and lower anteriors.
                                 Inflamed gums.
                                 Transpositioning irt left upper canine and first premolar.

Pre-OP image


Treatment plan:
                              Laser gum surgery for gum strengthening and stabilizing mobile teeth aided with splinting was carried out.



Treatment progress:

LANAP(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)...


  Splinting...



Results:

Post -op image



     Patient is advised for regular follow-up at every 1,3,6 and 9 months and yearly once checkup and scaling......

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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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Saturday, 24 August 2019

             ACIDIC FOODS AND TOOTH SENSITIVITY

Acid content of the food is measured by their pH value. Foods with a pH value less than 7 are considered to be acidic. Lesser the pH more will be the acidity of the food.

Foods and beverages that are high in acid content tend to wear away the enamel (outer layer of tooth) which protects the tooth. This process is referred as "Dental  Erosion".


DENTAL EROSION :

It is a type of tooth wear in which the outer protective layer of the tooth(enamel) wear away and the next layer (dentin) is exposed. As a result of this the nerve tubules will be exposed which result in "Tooth Sensitivity".


Most commonly used acidic foods are

  • Carbonated drinks which includes all soft drinks, diet soda & sports drinks.
  • Citrus fruits like lemon, orange, lime and tomato and their juices.
  • Pickles
  • Sour candies    
  • Wine
SIGNS OF TOOTH EROSION:

Tooth erosion should be noticed and treated at an early stage to prevent further complications like cracks, decay and pain.                              

  • Sensitivity especially while drinking hot, cold or sweet drinks.
  • Discoloration due to wearing of enamel & exposure of dentin.
  • Color of the fillings in your teeth might change.
  • Thinning of your teeth with sharp edges which might hurt your tongue and cheeks.
  • Your front teeth may appear translucent near the edges
  • Small cracks & roughness at the edge of your teeth.
       
                                                                                                   

TIPS TO PREVENT TOOTH EROSION:

  • Have your acidic foods and beverages alongside your meal. This may help to neutralize their acid content and also their contact with the teeth. 
  •  Avoid or limit acidic beverages. If you drink use a straw. This may reduce the contact of acid beverages with your teeth.
  • After having acidic foods or beverages rinse your mouth with water.Also you can drink water, milk or have a snack of cheese after your acidic beverages because dairy and other calcium rich foods can neutralize acids.
  • Wait before brushing. Your enamel will be soft after having acidic beverages. So wait for about 30 minutes for brushing.
  • Saliva helps to keep the acid level under control. So chewing sugar free gums can help you maintain salivary flow and protect your teeth.
  • Quit smoking because smokers are more prone to acidity and tooth erosion.
  • Visit your dentist once in six month for early diagnosis and treatment.                                                                                                                                               
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

     WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD FIRST SEE A DENTIST???


Your child's first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth. 

Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs.  Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, thereby reducing anxiety and fear, which will make for plenty of stress-free visits in the future.


How do I prepare my child  for the visit?


                              Before the visit, ask the dentist about the procedures of the first appointment so there are no surprises. 

                              Plan a course of action for either reaction your child may exhibit  cooperative or non- cooperative. 
                            Very young children may be fussy and not sit still. Talk to your child about what to expect, and build excitement as well as understanding about the upcoming visit. 
                             Bring with you to the appointment any records of your child's complete medical history.


What will happen on the first visit?

                                   👀  Child appointments should always be scheduled earlier in the day, when your child is alert and fresh.If your child is frightened, uncomfortable or non-cooperative, a rescheduling may be necessary.




                               👀  Patience and calm on the part of the parent and reassuring communication with your child are very important in these instances. 
                               👀 Short, successive visits are meant to build the child's trust in the dentist and the dental office, and can prove invaluable if your child needs to be treated later for any dental problem.
                               👀 For children under 36 months, the parent may need to sit in the dental chair and hold the child during the examination. Or, parents may be asked to wait in the reception area so a relationship can be built between your child and the dentist.





                                👀  If the child is compliant, the first session often lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and may include the following, depending on age:

                          A gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bite, gums and oral tissues to monitor growth and development. 
                           Observe any problem areas If indicated, a gentle cleaning, which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque, tartar buildup or stains.
                           X-rays.
                           A demonstration on proper home cleaning.

                                👀  The entire dental team should provide a relaxed, non-threatening environment for your child.

When should the next visit be?

                        ➧ Children, like adults, should see the dentist every six months. Some dentists may schedule interim visits for every three months when the child is very young to build up a comfort and confidence level or to treat a developing problem.


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Sunday, 18 August 2019

UNCOMPLICATED EXTRACTION FOR A COMPLICATED FRACTURE.......

                             A 15 years male patient came to our clinic with complaint of pain irt right lower back tooth region.

  H/O: Bicycle accident. 

Clinical findings:

                     ➣ Fractured tooth irt Right lower first molar. 

                    Displacement of tooth with root fracture irt Right lower first premolar. 

                    Periapical infection irt Right lower second premolar.                              

Treatment progress:

      
                                                                 Extraction of 44, 46
                      .


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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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 IS SCALING HARMFUL TO MY TEETH???

Scaling is a common dental procedure performed for patients with excess plaque build up and gum diseases. It is a cleaning that reaches below the gum-line to remove the excess plaque buildup.

Scaling and root planing  commonly known as"Deep cleaning" involves removal of plaque and calculus(hard deposits) and then smoothing the root surfaces which removes the bacteria and other micro-organisms(causes of gum inflammation).


WHAT IS PLAQUE???

Plaque is a soft grayish substance that adheres to the tooth which is mainly composed of bacteria. Everyone has the tendency to develop plaque but through regular brushing and flossing organised colonies of bacteria are disturbed and eliminated from oral cavity.

WHAT HAPPENS IF PLAQUE IS NOT REMOVED???

If plaque remains undisturbed by brushing or flossing for 24 hours bacterial bio-film absorbs the mineral contents of saliva. As a result of this soft, easily removable bio film is converted into hard substance called as "Calculus". Calculus cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. It can be removed only by scaling.

CONSEQUENCES OF PLAQUE ACCUMULATION:

                              PLAQUE ACCUMULATION
                                                    ⇩
                                          GINGIVITIS
                        (swelling, redness and bleeding gums)
                                                    ⇩
                     PERIODONTAL POCKET FORMATION  
                 (formation of gap between the gum and tooth)
                                                    ⇩
                      LOSS OF GINGIVAL ATTACHMENT
                                                    ⇩
                                      PERIODONTITIS
                                 (soft tissue and bone loss)
                                                    ⇩
               LOOSENING OF TOOTH & LOSS OF TOOTH

So doing scaling at an early stage can prevent all these consequences. It's our choice to save or lose the tooth.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING SCALING????

We use ultra-sonic instrument for scaling. It consists of a vibrating metal tip combined with a cool water spray. The metal tip vibrates and chips off the calculus.                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      

  WILL SCALING CAUSE GAP BETWEEN MY TEETH???

     When gum disease is progressing at a moderate level the usual gap between the tooth are filled by plaque and calculus. After scaling when the harmful calculus are removed from the teeth you may feel like the gap is increased between the teeth.                                                            

DOES  SCALING  CAUSE SENSITIVITY???

While removing calculus from the teeth, the space filled by them is exposed to oral environment. So patient may feel mild sensitivity. Usually this sensitivity vanishes in a couple of days.

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                 427/200B, Mambakkam main road
                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
                 Phone-9962497766
                 mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in

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