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Dental Sciences

We have a team of specialists in every field of Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Endodontics.

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Dental Sciences

Teeth are a very important part of the body because good health starts with good oral health. General well-being is associated with good oral health. New research has shown a close relation between Periodontal Diseases and Cardiac Diseases.

Looking after your teeth then becomes a very important aspect and we at Narayana Health’s dental science department provide comprehensive dental care including dental surgery in an extremely clean and hygienic environment and that too at an affordable cost.

Facial and Dental Aesthetics

Our Dentists specializes in treatments like treatment of medically compromised patients, mentally challenged children & adult under general anaesthesia. The dental team at Narayana Health consists of dental surgeons having vast experience in different types of dental surgery providing the best oral care to the patients.

Diagnosis of dental and oral problems: What to expect?

Your dentist should be able to diagnose most of the dental and oral problems during a dental exam, where your teeth, mouth, throat, tongue, cheeks, jaw and neck are thoroughly checked.

Dentists use various tools and instruments to look or scrape at your teeth to move further with the diagnosis. You might be asked to get dental X-rays of your mouth to get an image of each of your teeth. A tool called a probe is also used to measure your gum pockets and identify whether you have gum disease or receding gums.

In case, any abnormal lumps, lesions or growths in your mouth is found, your dentist will perform a gum biopsy. A piece of tissue removed from the growth or lump will be examined under a microscope to check for cancerous cells. If oral cancer is suspected, further imaging tests, such as X-ray, MRI scan, CT scan, endoscopy may be ordered to see if cancer has spread.

Treatment procedures

Although you follow good dental care and hygiene, you will still have to get a professional cleaning done twice a year on your routine visit with the dentist. If you show any symptoms of gum disease, infection or other dental problems, your dentist may recommend the following treatments: cleanings, fluoride treatment, antibiotics, root canal, probiotics, fillings, crowns and sealants.

In more serious cases of periodontal disease, performing oral surgeries may be necessary.

Flap surgery

The surgeon makes a small cut in the gum, lifts a section of the tissue and removes the tartar and bacteria present underneath the gums.

Bone grafting

The bone grafting procedure is performed when the bone surrounding the root of your tooth is damaged due to gum diseases. A damaged bone is replaced with a graft made from either your own bone or a synthetic one.

Soft tissue grafts

In this procedure, the dentist takes a small piece of tissue from your mouth or uses donor tissue to attach it to the areas of your gums that are missing.

Tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is the last resort when there is no way of saving the tooth with a root canal or other surgery.

Dental Sciences FAQ's

Why should you visit the dentist?

A dental checkup is so much more than just getting your teeth cleaned, when you visit your dentist regularly you will detect cavities while they are still in the initial stages, detect the onset of gum diseases, check your fillings, treat dry mouth or bad breath, upgrade your oral hygiene, and protect your overall health. During your dental visits, the dentist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup.

How often should you visit the dentist?

It’s necessary that you meet with your dentist once every six months. However, there are some clinics that schedule annual appointments, as well. If you have any oral condition that needs consistent treatment, then the dentist will suggest that you set up frequent appointments. Poor oral hygiene has been connected to several other overall health problems like diabetes, oral cancers, and at times even heart disease. Children should go at least once a year because their teeth are more prone to decay, while adults can visit the doctor once every two years, that is if they don’t face any major problems and are committed to proper oral hygiene.

Can regular cleaning damage the enamel on your teeth?

When you go for a regular visit to the dental office, you may feel that your enamel is getting damaged during the plaque removal process. The scraping sound and buzzing sensation may cause you some discomfort, especially if you have sensitive teeth. However, this doesn’t mean that your enamel has been scraped off; it’s normal for your teeth to be sensitive to hot and cold foods. When your tongue touches the cleaned teeth, it may feel like the enamel is worn out, but it just means that the plaque is gone.

How to stop gums from receding?

If you’ve noticed that your teeth have been looking a little longer than usual, and your gums are pulling back from your teeth, then you’re experiencing receding gums. Gum recession is a condition that can’t be reversed, which means the gum won’t grow back, but you can control the problem from getting worse. You can talk to your dentist and figure out the main cause of the problem and start altering your daily oral hygiene habits. Healthy lifestyle choices that don’t include smoking or chewing tobacco will prevent gums from receding.

What are the symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis results in the inflammation of gums, and it usually occurs due to the excessive buildup of plaque and bacteria that accumulates on the teeth. Some of the major symptoms of Gingivitis include puffy red gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Patients usually don’t realize they have Gingivitis, if it’s mild, nevertheless it has to be treated as soon as possible. The other symptoms for Gingivitis include:
  • Bright purple or red gums
  • Tender gums that are painful to touch
  • Bleeding when flossing or brushing
  • Bad breath
  • Gum swelling
  • Soft gums

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