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.
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.
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.
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 is the last resort when there is no way of saving the tooth with a root canal or other surgery.
Dental Sciences FAQ's
- Bright purple or red gums
- Tender gums that are painful to touch
- Bleeding when flossing or brushing
- Bad breath
- Gum swelling
- Soft gums