It's best to start bringing your child to the dentist at a young age, typically a few years old. Initially, these visits will be for adaptation, to familiarize the child with the dental office. During these visits, the dentist will also assess the condition of their teeth, demonstrate how to care for their oral hygiene, and teach them how to brush their teeth. All of this is done to help the child overcome any fear of dental procedures as early as possible and to establish a habit of regular dental visits.
In addition to proper oral hygiene, we recommend preventive fluoride treatment for children. For young patients with a high susceptibility to tooth decay, we apply fluoride through a brushing technique, which involves rubbing fluoride onto the enamel surface. Applying a fluoride-containing varnish to the teeth also yields good results. These procedures should be repeated every few months. The doctor will determine how often the child should come in for visits, which depends on their individual predisposition and susceptibility to tooth decay.
First teeth require similar care to permanent teeth. They accompany children when they reach six months of age and fall out around 11-12 years old. If they are not treated, they might fall out prematurely, which can lead to bite problems. In such cases, orthodontic treatment becomes necessary to ensure the proper eruption of permanent teeth.
After the extraction, keep the protective gauze pad in the tooth socket for half an hour. For the next one and a half hours, avoid eating and drinking, and consume lukewarm meals for the entire day. To preserve the natural dressing, which is the blood clot in the tooth socket, do not rinse your mouth for several days. Smokers should refrain from smoking on the day of the procedure. Also, avoid alcohol consumption and intense physical activity on that day. All of these actions can potentially lead to bleeding. If bleeding occurs, promptly seek dental care.
Periodontal disease affects the tissues surrounding the teeth and causes the tooth to gradually lose its strong attachment to the bone, potentially leading to tooth loss. It often develops as a result of improper oral hygiene. Treating this condition involves undergoing professional teeth cleaning approximately every six months. During this procedure, we remove dental calculus, perform scaling, sandblasting, and fluoridation, as well as more advanced treatments such as covering recessions or regenerating lost bone.
Bleeding that occurs during tooth brushing most commonly indicates inflammation. In such a situation, it's best to visit a dentist to determine the cause of the inflammation in the oral cavity. Often, dental plaque is to blame for this condition. If you don't remove it regularly, it can lead to a serious periodontal disease.
None of our patients ever leave the clinic with gaps in their dentition, even for a moment. Regardless of the type of treatment and the wait for the final prosthesis, crown, bridge, or during the period when implants need to integrate into natural bone, we provide temporary solutions. Thanks to these solutions, no one will even notice that you've undergone dental treatment. All of this is to ensure that you don't experience any discomfort in your daily life, even for a moment.
Implants are the best way to restore missing bone in the area where you've lost a tooth. This way, you not only regain a new tooth that allows you to function normally, smile, chew, or bite, but the implant also fills the gap between healthy teeth, preventing them from shifting since they have proper support. It also helps avoid the "sunken face" effect resulting from tooth loss.
In many countries, even the absence of a single tooth is considered a serious condition. It alters facial features, causes issues with smiling and proper chewing or biting of food, and can even lead to bone loss. Often, due to gaps in the teeth, digestive and liver problems arise, as improperly chewed food enters the stomach. Even worse are diseased teeth that cause focal infections. They can be the cause of many systemic diseases, including atherosclerosis, brain diseases, kidney diseases, and liver issues.
In principle, there are no contraindications to such a procedure. However, before starting the treatment, we always conduct a very detailed conversation during which we will ask you for a lot of information about your health. If you have diabetes, joint disease, or cardiovascular issues, additional consultations are recommended. Also, if you smoke, you need to limit this habit before and after the procedure to prevent implant rejection. However, it is not true that smokers cannot undergo implant procedures.
The procedure of implanting a single implant itself is very short: from 15 to 20 minutes. It involves the insertion (screwing) of a titanium screw into the natural bone tissue. The implanted implant needs to fuse with the bone. Lower implants require about three months for this, while upper implants require about six months. At that point, we attach the final crown or bridge to the implant.
Implant placement is now a less invasive procedure than tooth extraction. More importantly, the level of integration between the implant and natural bone with today's medical capabilities is nearly 98-99%. Therefore, it can be said that this is a completely safe and minimally invasive medical procedure.
If you have dentures, you should ensure that a dentist checks their condition every six months. However, after five to seven years, the prosthetic foundation partially deteriorates, causing the denture to lose its perfect fit. This is the point at which a new denture should be made.
Typically, we create a denture within ten days. However, in exceptional and unforeseen situations, such as when your existing denture breaks, it's possible to have a new denture made in as little as one day.
If your denture is anchored on implants, there's no need to remove it at night. However, in other cases, it is advisable to remove it at night, as during sleep, the denture might become loose and obstruct the airway. Also, make sure to clean your dentures regularly, and it's best to do so by taking them out of your mouth.
The tooth on which a crown is to be placed needs to be ground down in three dimensions. Crowns typically have walls that are 1 or 2 millimeters thick, and that's how much the tooth needs to be reduced. However, this procedure is completely painless and is performed under local anesthesia.
A properly prepared and fitted crown, which is to be placed on a tooth or implant, is attached using dental cement. Its purpose is not only to securely fix the crown but also to fill any micro-gaps, preventing any food particles from getting underneath it.
A dental bridge is applied when a single gap between teeth appears. The condition is that the adjacent teeth to the gap qualify as abutments for the bridge. Implants can also serve in this role.
Yes, that is possible. However, you need to remember that in this case, the teeth that served as abutments for the bridge will need to have crowns placed on them, as those teeth have been prepared. If you're considering whether to use a bridge or an implant, it's better to opt for the latter solution, which avoids the need to prepare the adjacent teeth to the tooth gap.
For young children, it's best to conduct bite assessments when they already have a full set of baby teeth, around the age of two. Correcting bite irregularities is easiest at the youngest age because children's bones are less calcified and more responsive to orthodontic adjustments. Adults can also undergo such treatment, although it may take a bit longer.
People with compromised immune systems or those who have diabetes are excluded from this group. Sometimes, undergoing such treatment is contraindicated if prosthetic crowns or bridges have been applied. Apart from these cases, anyone can wear orthodontic braces, provided that they have treated all their teeth beforehand and do not have other oral diseases.
The body needs time to adjust to orthodontic braces. That's why there might be some tooth discomfort when biting for about a week after their placement. Also, after each orthodontist visit and adjustment of the braces, there might be discomfort for about three days. However, over time, these periods become shorter as the adjustments to the bite become smaller.
Professionally, it is called endodontic or root canal treatment, and it involves the removal of the infected pulp (nerves) from the crown and root canals of the tooth, followed by filling them with an appropriate sealing material.
If the pulp is damaged and infected with decay-causing bacteria, root canal treatment is necessary. However, when the disease only affects the hard tissue of the tooth, sometimes a filling or restoration is sufficient.
We employ various methods to eliminate pain during procedures, including the computerized technique known as The Wand. Therefore, root canal treatment is completely painless in our practice. At the same time, we undertake such treatment precisely to help you completely and permanently get rid of the pain caused by an infected tooth.
For you, the most important aspect is that you will completely get rid of tooth pain. From a medical perspective, our goal is the elimination of infection that poses a threat to the body. Essentially, this involves the removal of the dental pulp, which is the nerve system of the tooth. From now on, your tooth will no longer hurt or be sensitive to temperature changes. This isn't entirely good news, though, as if decay attacks the tooth, you won't feel it. That's why after root canal treatment, we recommend regular check-up visits to the dental office and meticulous oral hygiene.
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