“A smile that launched a hundred ship!”, is said famously for the beautiful Helen of Troy, because when she smiled it enhanced her beauty so much! A smile is God’s gift to us and defines are personality. Whether it is a photograph or a video, the first thing that catches our attention is a sweet smile. But not everyone is so lucky to have a perfect smile. Some of us feel that we don’t look pretty because we have a crooked smile and when one is unhappy it is difficult to look and feel confident. Even taking photographs, talking to others, and meeting new people can all feel like a challenge especially if one does not want others to see your smile!
When you’re unhappy with your smile, it’s hard to feel self-assured and that can affect your performance in life and relationships too. With Partha clinics dental care Smile Designing or SD technique, you can get your confidence back while enjoying a more positive dental experience. Not all dental providers offer Smile Designing treatment options. It is limited to a small group of expert dentists and cosmetologists who are trained in smile designing . But before we can decide whether we need smile designing, let us know what SD or Smile Designing really is?
Just as the name suggests, Smile designing is nothing but a dental procedure of aligning your teeth and jaw to give you that perfect, symmetrical smile and those shiny, pearly teeth. First of all, using a #D Digital Smile Design scanners several photographs of your face and jaw is taken from several angles and then it is decided what exactly needs to change.
Smile designing, is a multipurpose dental treatment protocol that offers a number of advantages over other treatment options. The procedure begins with a more advanced way to diagnose issues with the structural components within the mouth and jaw, as well as an intraoral and extraoral evaluation to assess the aesthetics of the mouth and decide upon the course of treatment. Dental smile designing allows for greater interaction and consultation between the dentist and the patient so that both of them know what exactly is needed.
Before, the procedure the computer software gives a visual look alike of your smile after the procedure. The “before and after” visuals help you to understand how the smile will look eventually.
In so many years of experience of Partha Dental, most patients have been very comfortable with Smile Designing and have loved the easy predictability of the entire process. Through the use of computer aided dental and visual software, it is easier to predict accurate results and stick to the treatment plan with fewer surprises that pop up along the way. Throughout the entire process of Smile designing, the dental cosmetologist keeps tabs by taking videos and pictures to see the changes and improvements. It is in fact a very safe and desirable procedure that many young Indians are now seeking out.
Simply resolving functional issues with the teeth, gums, and jaws isn’t enough for most patients. People want to have beautiful smiles that help them feel confident and attractive. Your smile is important to the way you look and feel, so if you’re always trying to hide your teeth, you may be portraying yourself in a very poor way and hence, smile designing will change the way you look and the way other’s look at you!
Smile designing is very individualized treatment and requires the patient to have a good line of communication with the doctor. It is not a “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan and it isn’t going to provide the same results to each individual situation. The results are different in each individual and as per their requirements.
What happens if I don’t like the result?
With Smile designing at Partha dental Clinics, you are not limited to a single course of treatment. Instead, the focus is on what you want and need. Before making the decision to improve your smile, you have to understand and research all options and determining which will be the best for your needs. After you have made this decision, you should feel confident in your provider and aware of the next steps in the process. Miscommunication or a complete lack of communication can be a real problem in smile designing and hence go to a dentist and cosmetologist that you trust. Ask questions and be free to clear all your doubts about the procedure.
At Partha Dental Care Clinics, we are duty bound to perform the best job we can to the maximum satisfaction of our patients and try to provide the best treatment to each one!Infact, any patient is a good candidate for Smile designing treatment if he/she wants his/her smile changed. The concept is based on the analysis of the dental and facial proportions and what looks best. This happens through the use of high-quality 3D digital videos and photographs, allowing the dentist at Partha Dental Clinics to understand how the procedure will work and how the end result will look. If you’ve always wanted to change something about your smile, this is the time to bring up your wants and needs.
Do not be shy! Smile designing technology is here to stay and will help you to have that killer smile that you always wished for. It is easy and aided by digital software and can be done with ease in multiple sittings.
Most of us only go to a dentist when we are in pain , but there are some very important and interesting secrets that no dentist will ever tell you . The top 10 among them are these. Not only are these interesting but useful too. Have a look here…
1. Pain isn’t your biggest problem
You would rush to a dentist as soon as you have dental pain , but as any dentist would tell you , dental pain is not your biggest issue. Pain is the last pit stop. Just like any other body part, teeth too have to be kept healthy and primed. Cholesterol does not pain but it kills, similarly dental decay, infected gums, bad oral health can lead to heart issues and other diseases, even without feeling any pain. Look out for infection and not just pain. Pain is not your biggest problem, infection is!
2. Brush your back teeth more than the front
Many of my patients have periodontal disease affecting their back teeth, but their front teeth are fine. Evidently, most people brush only what they can see! Proper oral hygiene requires ten minutes of brushing and flossing every day. The average adult spends two or three minutes total, and kids do even worse and most of us only brush in front and not at the upper back of the teeth . The trick to healthy teeth is to have the right brushing technique for the back of your teeth as well.
3. Flossing is essential, not mouthwash
Most advertisements and dental hygiene ads focus on brushing and toothpaste but very few speak about flossing. Brushing doesn’t go deep enough into the gums to reach the plaque that causes bad breath. One needs to floss every day and get a professional cleaning done every few months. Using a mouthwash is good but not essential . A mouthwash with alcohol dries out your mouth—you’ll smell nice and minty for a half hour, but then the bad breath can come back , hence brush and floss
4. Don’t stress about germs on your toothbrush
There’s no reason to sanitize a toothbrush unless you’re sharing it with other people. Those UV devices and other germ zappers are totally unnecessary. The exception: Replace your toothbrush if you’ve been sick or have had mouth sores.
5. Truth about the toothpaste never told…
There’s no a limit to the ingredients that any toothpaste may have – from salt and clove oil to fluoride. But, what does a tooth paste really do? New whitening formula? It can get rid of surface stains, but it can’t whiten like professional bleach. Fluoride is good but it alone cannot strengthen your teeth as shown, that depends on the food you eat and your oral hygiene. Tooth paste is a good accessory to proper brushing but is not a great medicine or treatment in itself. Any tooth paste will work as long as your brushing technique is proper.
6. Baby teeth are not important
Most dentists will not tell you the truth but baby teeth, but it is more important than you think. Kids having cavities and teeth rotten down to the gums tend to have bad teeth even when they grow up . In fact, young kids with tooth problems and cavities often struggle in school due to pain and school days lost due to teeth troubles. They’re distracted and easily agitated. Teachers will say they have behavior problems too, but what they actually have is – toothache.
Many times dentists have to extract a lot of baby teeth that are abscessed or heavily decayed. Parents think there’s no reason to pay attention to baby teeth because they fall out. But when a tooth comes out prematurely, other teeth crowd in to fill up the space. Without the right treatment, it turns into a mess. So baby teeth as much attention as permanent teeth.
7. Cold drinks destroys your mouth more than you know
Soda in tall glasses with ice is a sure teeth killer, but no one ever told you that! It cuts through teeth. And it’s not just the sugar—it’s the acid that stains and ruins enamel and the teeth. Soda lowers the pH level of the mouth, and softens tooth enamel. The acidity of the sweeteners and the carbonation can lead to tooth decay.
8. Listen to the dentist not just Google
Most patients listen more to Google and the sites they read than the actual doctor. It is better to listen to the dentist and incase of doubt, go in for a second opinion from another dentist . trust your doctor and not just the web results because your doctor can accurately diagnose and treat your tooth problems. “Not everyone takes my advice”, says Dr John Sullivan , MDS, Utah College of Dentistry ‘ and it never helps them to go by Google alone!”
9. Dentist love it when you ask questions
Contrary to what you think, dentists like to explain to you what is wrong with your teeth and how to correct it ; provided you are eager to know. So, go right ahead and ask as many questions as you like about the tooth problem and what they can do about it , what is the cost etc , any good dentist , worth his salt will be more than happy to help and counsel you .
10. Brushing at night is mandatory
Even if no advertisement or dentist ever tells you this, brushing at night is more important than early morning brushing because the bacteria ruin your teeth at night while you sleep especially if there is lodged food particles, sugar extracts or milk remains, hence you must brush at night before you hit the bed to prevent dental decay . Dentists can only work rightly when you cooperate with them and good oral health is only possible when both patient and doctor work hand in hand .
Hence these are the top 10 secrets your dentist may not tell you explicitly but they are actually life changing , if you decide to follow them !
As a dentist, I am often asked a lot of questions about RCT and I am trying to answer the most common ones here in this blog post today . The very first question is usually about what exactly is RCT treatment?
A root canal treatment is a very common dental treatment for repairing damaged and diseased root canal inside a tooth. This RCT dental treatment aims to repair tooth by fighting infections within the soft, dental pulp and/or on the tooth. A dentist will essentially remove the infected or inflamed pulp from a tooth and clean the canals, filling them with a replacement agent that works to prevent further infection and then seal the tooth with filling agent and laser.
In this day and age, with a range of high tech technology and anaesthesias available, no dental treatment is as painful as before. An experienced clinic with a range of anaesthetics and pain-relieving agents often make this as painful as a pin prick only!
Most of the times the patients do not feel any pain during a root canal treatment, which means the procedure can be pain-free. At Partha Dental, we make sure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the whole procedure with minimum discomfort.
Root canals are needed when the dental pulp or root canal of a tooth becomes infected or decayed beyond repair and this is established after a tooth x-ray. As a result, the tooth can also die off, leaving the entire jaw line in a weakened state. This usually occurs when teeth are not kept clean and bacteria in the mouth gets into the tooth and infects the pulp or cavities are left untreated.
A dentist is the only person who can truly advise you about whether or not a root canal is needed to save a tooth. Although each patient is different, some generic symptoms that require RCT are as follows. These symptoms show that the tooth pulp is diseased, these are / include the following:
Continuous pain in the teeth, gums or jaw
Over-sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
Loose tooth and/or swollen or inflamed gums
Evidence of pus around the teeth or gums
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should book an appointment with Partha Dental immediately as the more you delay , the more you will pay to save the tooth and the more extended will be the procedure.
5. What is a Crown?
A crown is like a ‘cap’ or a ‘cover’ that fits over the top of a tooth to protect it from breaking, cracking, chipping or splitting. In many cases, a tooth that receives a root canal treatment will often require a crown as well. This is because without the root, the tooth will be weaker and will hence need a crown to keep it strong and durable.
6. What If I Decide to Not Have a Root Canal Treatment?
If an infected tooth root is not treated, it can lead to more severe problems with the tooth, gums and jaw bone. If this occurs, a tooth extraction, along with other surgical treatments, may be needed, ruining the entire mouth and jaw line . A root canal treatment is performed to essentially save a tooth.
7. Won’t It Be Easier to Extract the Tooth?
Tooth extraction is considered a last resort if a root canal treatment is not feasible. In most cases, a tooth will only be extracted if it is beyond repair.RCT is a much cheaper and easier treatment than getting a tooth extracted and then getting an artificial one.
8. Will the Treated RCT Tooth Last Long?
Root canals are known as one of the best ways to preserve infected teeth. If you employ good oral hygiene practices, a treated tooth or teeth should last a long time and many can last for the remainder of a life. Most people only get an RCT done once and it stays !
After a root canal treatment (and a crown fitting, if you need one), a tooth/teeth and gums should function as normal and you shouldn’t notice any differences in the feeling or performance of an RCT tooth versus your NATURAL teeth.
Root canal diseases are often the result of poor oral hygiene and failure to meet regularly with a dentist. To lower a risk, you should brush and floss teeth twice a day, use a daily mouthwash and visit a dentist at least once every 6 months for a DENTAL checkup.
If you are experiencing any issues with a teeth, our friendly dentists are ALWAYS AVAILABLE at Partha Dental, with quick appointments facility available for patients with severe tooth pain or problems.
Having wisdom tooth pain? Been advised for a wisdom teeth removal? Too much medical terms? Do not worry. We have simplified the answers to all your wisdom teeth removal related questions here.
What is a Wisdom tooth?
With age comes wisdom, especially wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth is another name for any one of the four third and last molars on each side of both jaws. They are the last permanent teeth to come in and may cause pain. Most people get these teeth in their late teens or early twenties.
What is an Impacted wisdom tooth?
Wisdom Teeth are an asset when they are healthy and properly aligned. But more often, they are misaligned. An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that does not have enough room to emerge or develop normally. In today’s world, due to small jaw sizes 90% people have impacted wisdom teeth.
What is impaction?
Surgical removal of impacted, improper positioned or un-erupted tooth is called impaction.
What are the causes of wisdom tooth impaction?
Some of the common reasons are
Abnormal stiffening and immobility of a joint due to fusion of the bones.
Disturbance in eruption
Angulated, sharp, curved and bend roots
What are signs and symptoms that your wisdom tooth needs extraction
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms it is about time to get that wisdom tooth extracted.
Pain at the back of the mouth, behind the molars
Difficulty in opening the mouth
Headache or jaw ache
Spasm of the Jaw muscles
Redness and swelling of the gums around the impacted tooth.
Swollen lymph nodes (occasionally)
Classification of impacted wisdom tooth
According to the position of the impacted wisdom tooth it can be classified as
Based on which classification your wisdom tooth comes under, the treatment and treatment cost vary.
What to tell your dentist before you have a tooth extracted?
Although tooth extraction is a very safe procedure, it can allow bacteria into blood streams. Gums and soft tissues are also at risk. Before you have a tooth removed, let your dentist know your complete medical history, all the medication you have taken and even about supplements.
What happens during wisdom tooth extraction?
The experienced Dental Surgeon generally follows these steps during the extraction procedure (though they may vary case by case)
Reflection of mucoperiosteal flap
Sectioning of tooth
Elevation and tooth removal
Debridement and smoothing of bone
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
You should not feel any pain as your wisdom teeth are removed because the area will be numb. However, if you do feel pain during the procedure tell your dentist or oral surgeon so they can give you more anesthesia.
How long does it take to recover from a wisdom teeth removal?
First 24 hours: Blood clots will form
2 to 3 days: Swelling of the mouth and cheeks should improve
7 days: A dentist can remove any stitches that remain
7 to 10 days: Jaw stiffness and soreness should go away
What is the cost of a wisdom tooth extraction?
The average cost of wisdom tooth removal can vary depending on each patient’s specific needs. the best way to determine a price is to see a dentist who can assess you correctly. How the tooth comes in and when it is removed can impact the cost of the surgery. At Partha Dentals, we have the affordable extraction treatment options for wisdom tooth at various level of grow/position.
What precaution to take after you have had a tooth extracted?
After an extraction, your dentist will send you home for recovery and it will take few days to recover.
Following are the post op instruction one should follow to avoid infection and dry socket: –
Take pain killers as prescribed
Bite firmly but gently on gauze pad placed by your dentist, this will reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form in socket which will accelerate healing.
Leave gauze pad for one hour
Apply ice pack on outside the affected area immediately after the extraction.
Relax for at least a day after an extraction.
Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hrs. after extraction.
After 24 hrs. rinse your mouth with a homemade solution of ½ tablespoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water.
Eat soft like cold soup, cold stew, cold rice pudding, cold food stuffs to avoid injury to soft tissue and socket. After 4 or 5 days add solid food to your diet.
Do not drink from straw.
Regularly wash, brush, floss your teeth and use betadine mouth wash regularly after every meal to avoid infection.
Do not smoke for at least 1 week.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 1 week.
Note- If you feel any discomfort, any abnormality after extraction contact your dentist immediately.
If you have more questions about your wisdom tooth extraction procedure, do not hesitate to contactour dentist near you.
Do you have a lot of questions about root canal and its treatment? Don’t worry, this article gives clear and simple answers for everything you need to know about root canal and root canal treatments.
What is a root canal?
‘Root canal’ is the term used to describe the thin canals within the root of the tooth.The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the center of the tooth. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.
What is a root canal treatment?
When an injury or a large cavity damages the tooth, the root becomes infected or inflamed. Root canal treatment is the process of removing the inflamed, decayed, diseased and infected root/pulp.
What are the signs and symptoms of root canal?
You know you have problem with your tooth when you experience the following;
– sensitivity when biting or pressing on the tooth.
– sensitivity to hot or cold, especially if it is prolonged.
– Swelling ranging from pimple size to a swollen face
NOTE: – some teeth requiring root canal treatment have no signs or symptoms.
Why is root canal treatment important?
Root canal treatment is important because, it is the best way to save your tooth from getting extracted.
Why to save a tooth? Why to prevent extraction of the tooth?
Majority of the population opt for extraction because of the pain, but it is not the solution.
Painkillers can take away the pain only for some time, but they can’t take away the cause, we must fight the cause. Also, extraction can cause drifting of adjacent tooth and it is a long and expensive procedure.
So, it is better to get your root canal treatment and save your tooth.
How is a root canal done?
During root canal procedure, an endodontist (who specializes in treating root canal )carefully removes the pus inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals and places a filling to seal the space.
The dentist numbs the tooth. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber
Special files are used to clean the infection and unhealthy pulp out of the canals.
Then the endodontist shapes the canals for the filling material. Irrigation is used to help clean the canals and remove debris.
the canals are filled with permanent material.
Is root canal treatment painful?
No, root canal treatment is one of the least painful treatment in dentistry. Pain during root canal treatment is minimal when done with advanced technology equipment which we use at Partha Dental Clinics.
Root canal treatment is highly successful; this treatment has more than 95% success rate. With root canal therapy your teeth will be as healthy as it was earlier.
Are the results of root canal procedure permanent?
Many teeth fixed with a root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Is there anything to be taken care of after a root canal procedure?
Patients who follow the do’s and don’ts as advised by the dentist tend to heal faster and have much better outcomes.
chew hard or crunchy food
skip follow up appointments
eat soft foods
get crown placed
A root canal removes the interior portion of your tooth, making the structure weak. In some case a crown or ‘cap’ is used to protect the tooth and prevent damage. Crowns are usually placed in a second procedure, once your teeth and mouth have a chance to heal.
If prescribed by your dentist take pain killers to manage discomfort and reduce inflammation.
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