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Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Conditions & Treatment

Tooth

Treatments
Below are the treatment options available for Tooth Decay (cavities)/Toothache:

  • Restorative Procedures : This includes removal of decayed tooth structure and restoring the tooth with various restorative materials.
  • Porcelain Inlays or Onlays: Indirect fillings applied in back teeth, are referred to as Inlays and large Inlays which cover the cusps are referred to as Onlays.
  • Dental Crown: Helps to strengthen the tooth while making it look whole and gives a natural sheen to the tooth again.
  • Bridges :This is a permanent way of filling gaps between teeth that has been caused by one or more missing teeth.

Gum

Treatments
Below are the treatment options available for Gum Disease:

Non-surgical Treatments:

  • Professional Dental Cleaning: During a typical check-up, your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line of all teeth.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This is a procedure, whereby plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing).

Surgical Treatments:

  • Flap Surgery/Pocket Reduction Surgery: During this procedure the gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed.
  • Bone Grafts: This procedure involves using fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace the bone destroyed by the gum disease.
  • Soft Tissue Grafts: This procedure reinforces thin gums or fills in places where gums have receded.
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration : This procedure is performed when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed and it stimulates bone and gum tissue growth.
  • Bone Surgery: It smoothens shallow craters in the bone due to a moderate and advanced bone loss.

Teeth

Treatments
Below are the treatment options available for Tooth Sensitivity:

  • Desensitizing Toothpaste : After several applications, desensitizing toothpaste can help block pain associated with sensitive teeth.
  • Fluoride : Dentist might apply fluoride to the sensitive areas of the teeth to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce pain.
  • Covering exposed root surfaces : If receding gums are the cause of sensitive teeth, then the dentist might apply a sealant to cover the exposed tooth roots.
  • Root Canal : It is the removal of the tooth’s pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal.