General Dentistry and Oral Pathology

General dentistry and oral pathology2019-06-17T15:51:45+00:00

General dentistry and oral pathology

The General Dentistry and Oral Pathology department offers services like:

Consultation:

  • We’ll perform a detailed examination of your whole mouth
  • Examine for caries
  • Examine for gum disease (Periodontal disease)
  • Examine your jaw and bite for problems
  • Take radiographs (digital X-rays) or if needed carry out other diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose oral diseases (bad breath, oral candidiasis, mouth ulcer, oral cancer etc)
  • Evaluate your diet habits
  • Referral to our specialists for specific treatment
  • Create a patient-centered treatment plan
  • Scaling (Cleaning):

A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health. A tooth cleaning includes:

  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Stain removal
  • Fluoride application if needed
  • Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns
  • Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures

Fillings:

Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.

  • Most dental filling procedures feature the following:
  • Topical anesthetic to numb the area of treatment (if needed)
  • Decay removal from the affected teeth
  • Tooth restoration using tooth-coloured filling
  • Bite check to make sure your teeth align comfortably

Tooth extraction:

A number of factors can bring a tooth to a very poor condition that needs extraction; impact damage, extreme decay, infection that can’t be cured with root canal treatment and/or antibiotics, or disease of the surrounding gum tissue are perhaps the most common.

Procedure: The most important thing for us to ensure is that you feel no pain during the tooth extraction procedure itself.

  • Topical anesthetic to numb the area of treatment (if needed)
  • Once the area is completely numb, the tooth will be eased away from the bone of the jaw that has held it in place.
  • Your dentist will give you instructions to follow after the extraction, and it is important to talk to your dentist if you have any questions or problems.

Each tooth you have helps support the teeth on either side of it. Removing one can cause the other teeth to shift, resulting in further compromised appearance and even bite problems. Smile House specialised dentists will explain all the options that are available ranging from the permanent (an implant), to the long term (a bridge), to the removable (a denture).

So tooth extraction is a fairly simple procedure that doesn’t mean that you need to be left with a gap in your teeth.