Painless Root Canal Treatment

root-canal-process
root-canal-process

Root Canal undoubtedly is one of the scared treatments of the world. At least dental patients believe so. Many patients compare the level of anxiety they experience before undergoing root canal treatment, among all the other dental treatments, with the pain involved while giving birth to a child in the labor room.

With the advancement in technology, dentists now manage to erase the associated pain with RCT with a sophisticated approach. Painless root canal treatment is now available to offer a pleasing experience to the patients. Make a visit to the best dental clinic in Mumbai and get your quotations for the root canal cost.

What exactly is Root Canal Treatment?

In technical terms, a root canal is one of the dental process used for deep filling after clearing of the infection from 3rd and last layer of the tooth. This layer is formed of blood vessels and nerves and is called the pulp.

We have 3 layers in our tooth –First and Second layer are hard and strong layers known as enamel and dentin. When a tooth decay starts, it first affects the first two layers one after another. Till layer 2 easy removal of the affected section can be done by a simple dental filling in just one sitting. When the decaying condition degrades and reaches the 3rd layer, RCT is recommended by root canal dentist, also called Endodontist, to clean the infection and save the tooth structures. The 3rd layer as mentioned has nerves and vessels which signals the brain about the pain due to infection when it attacks this soft deeper layer.

Why was Root Canal Treatment used to be painful?

  1. Due to inadequate or improper anaesthesia for numbing, the affected nerve pain was experienced
  2. Earlier use of mechanical instrumentation was done for puling manually the infected nerve. Now dentists dissolve the infected nerve and clean the infection using automated machines leading to a painless root canal therapy.
  3. Inadequate supply of required medications for application within the tooth acted as the major reason behind the occurrence of acute pain.

For painless root canal procedure, dentists are now using nickel-titanium files, in place of stainless-steel files for cleaning of the root canals. Nickel-titanium files are much more flexible than the stainless-steel ones and less prone to breakage. Now special dental aesthetics makes use of local anaesthesia to create complete numbness for a painless RCT. Application of ultrasonic instruments is now being used by experienced dentists for the tooth root canal. The instruments produce ultrasonic vibrations for cleaning of the root and getting it ready for the filling.

If you are experiencing severe pain in the tooth even after filling of cavity then meet your nearby dentist immediately. Pain suppressing medication to control pain is not going to help you longer and will further degrade the condition with swelling and pus. It may affect the nearby teeth and even the supporting bones. Visit one of the top dental clinic in Mumbai Aesthetic Smiles Dental Clinic for a check-up and the dentist can suggest you the next steps, including, whether you need a root canal treatment.

Porcelain Veneers for Smile Makeover

Dental Veneer
Dental Veneer

What attracts you the most when you are in a face to face interaction with someone? Perhaps the facial expression is something which grabs your attention the most. The smile is something which can create a long-lasting impression on the person you are talking with. But in case you are not that lucky and have discolored teeth or ill-structured teeth? For sure it will create an impact on your personality and you need a solution for it.  A Cosmetic Dentist with years of experience in practicing dentistry can help you with Porcelain Veneers or Dental Veneers in such cases.

So what exactly are Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers can be described as wafer-thin and custom-designed shells using tooth-colored materials. This cosmetic dental procedure is designed to cover up the frontal surface of the affected teeth to improve the smile appearance. Veneers are placed on the front of teeth to change the color, size and shape for a perfect look. Porcelain Veneers are capable to restrict stains much better compared to Resin Composite Veneers and represent the light reflecting features of the natural teeth. Porcelain Veneers are bit expensive than the rest of the options available but its appearance and durability makes it the number one choice of dentists for smile designing. Porcelain veneers are recommended by the dentist in the following cases:

  • Teeth which gets discolored due to root canal treatment, consumption of drugs, alcohol or due to excessive smoking.
  • Worn down teeth
  • Damaged or broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Disfigured teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Hollywood Smile

In total there are 2-3 sittings required for getting the dental veneers placed on teeth. In the first sitting, you will have a consultation with the dentist and you will be recommended for veneers. In second sitting measurements will be taken to communicate the lab for making the veneers. In the last and third sitting the veneers will be applied.

Dental Veneers are the best solution if you are looking for a celebrity smile makeover. Duration or the longevity of veneer will depend on how you are maintaining the same. If you maintain it well, then it may serve you lifelong. You can ask your dentist about the methods to take care of the veneers.

Cost of Dental Veneers varies from case to case and on the material used for fabrication of the veneers.

So, if you are looking for a celebrity smile makeover by top dentist in Mumbai, visit Aesthetic Smiles – one of the best dental clinics near by.

How Cavities Affect Adults & Children?

cavities
cavities

Cavities are the decayed areas that form under the teeth and develop into tiny holes. A cavity is also known as Tooth decay. It affects both the outer layer of teeth known as enamel and the inner layer of teeth known as dentin. It happens when food containing sugar get trapped amongst teeth and are not totally expelled by brushing and flossing. In some cases, heredity also plays a role for tooth decay depending upon the sensitivity of the teeth. The tooth decay or cavities generally arises in children and sometimes adults also get affected by this. The different type of cavities are:

Coronal cavities: The coronal cavities occurs on the surface of our teeth or between the teeth. This can be seen in both adults as well as children.

Recurrent cavities: The recurrent cavity can form over the fillings or crown as these areas have more chances to produce plaque and hence it leads towards the cavity.

Root cavities: Root cavities occur where the gums are receded and the exposed teeth area allows the cavity to affect the teeth.

How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

Only your dentist can tell without a doubt that whether you have a cavity or not. They can easily tell about this by examining the hole under the tooth’s surface, where you can’t see them. When you eat meals that contain carbohydrates (sugars and starches), these starches are eaten by the microscopic organisms in plaque, creating acids that eat into the tooth. After some time, the tooth enamel starts to separate below the area while the surface stays unblemished. The cavity occurs when most of the sub-surface area of enamel get destroyed.

Cavities are destined to create in pits on the biting surfaces of the back teeth, in the middle of teeth, and close to the gum line. The most ideal approach to spot them and treat them before getting serious is by visiting your dentist frequently for checkups.

Your dentist will precisely look at your teeth and will take X-ray of your teeth. If the dentist finds the cavity under the teeth, he or she can repair it for you by first evacuating the affected part of your tooth. After removing the decayed parts the dentist will fill the hole with silver amalgam or colored resins. In some cases, the patient might face pain during the treatment and for this dentist use to give anesthesia to get relief as it will numb the area surrounded by teeth.

Prevention of Cavities

  • Brush two times a day and to stay away from plaque floss daily so that all the meals trapped between the teeth can be expelled easily.
  • Have a proper diet and eat food that contains less sugar as it will reduce the probability of arising acids between the teeth.
  • Go for dental checkups frequently to reduce the risk of any dental disease.

If you would like to know more about how to treat dental cavities or you are looking for a best dental clinic in India, then we at Aesthetic Smiles Dental Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Ritika Arora would love to help you in that.  Fix an appointment with the best dentist in India and get a free consultation.

 

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

Dr. Ritika Arora MDS
AESTHETIC SMILES Dental Clinic & Facial Rejuvenation

You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste.

Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to brushing their teeth as part of their daily routine. You can help by setting a good example and letting them see you brushing your own teeth.

Brushing Tips for Children
  • Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to age three, and a pea-sized amount for children aged three to six years.
  • Gradually start brushing your child’s teeth more thoroughly, covering all the surfaces of the teeth. Do it at least twice a day: just before bed and at another time that fits in with your routine.
  • Not all children like having their teeth brushed, so you may have to keep trying. Make it into a game, or brush your own teeth at the same time and then help your child finish their own. Perseverance is the key!
  • The easiest way to brush a baby’s teeth is to sit them on your knee with their head resting against your chest. With an older child, stand behind them and tilt their head upwards.
  • Brush the teeth in small circles covering all the surfaces and let your child spit the toothpaste out afterwards. Rinsing with water has been found to reduce the benefit of fluoride.
  • Supervise brushing to make sure your child gets the right amount of toothpaste and they are not eating or licking toothpaste from the tube.
  • Carry on helping your child brush their teeth until you’re sure they can do it well enough themselves. This will normally be until they’re at least seven
Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, also known as dental decay or dental caries, is a major health concern worldwide.

Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth tissue caused by acids made by bacteria in dental plaque. Dental plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on the teeth. Each time you have sugary food and drink, the bacteria in plaque produce acid that attacks teeth. If you eat or drink sugary foods frequently throughout the day, you have more “acid attacks” which can lead to tooth decay. This can eventually lead to cavities (holes) in the teeth and infection, which is why teeth sometimes need to be removed.

Fluoride Dental Treatments

Fluoride varnish can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth by a dentist. The process involves painting a varnish containing high levels of fluoride onto the surface of the tooth every six months to prevent decay. It works by strengthening tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay.

From the age of three, children should be offered fluoride varnish treatment at least twice a year.

Fissure Sealants

The first adult teeth come through at about 6 years old. They grow behind all the baby teeth without any baby teeth being lost. These are the teeth we seal.

A Fissure Sealant can last many years. It is safe and totally pain free.

As your child becomes older, (9-11 years) they will grow more new back teeth. It may be appropriate to fissure these teeth also.

Contact Dr. Ritika Arora +91 9619955929 for more tips on your Child’s tooth care and visit Aesthetic Smiles Dental Clinic for Free Dental Check Up and Preventive Dental Care for your Child starting at @ Rs.999 only per year.

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