How long should I brush?

Ideally 3-5 minutes of gentle brushing using the correct technique is enough for good effective cleansing of teeth.

Unknowingly some people brush for prolonged periods and in an improper method. This has detrimental effects like

  • Wearing away of teeth (Abrasion)
  • Receding of gums (Recession)
How often should I see a dentist?

It is often advisable to see your dentist atleast once in a year, if not in 6 months and seek opinion about your oral health status.

Is extraction the only treatment for a mobile tooth?

Treatment of a mobile tooth depends on the severity of mobility.

In teeth where the mobility is mild it can be splinted together taking support of adjacent healthy teeth by using a wire and a tooth coloured material.

Extraction is the only option for teeth with severe mobility.

Is placement of cap absolutely necessary after Root Canal Treatment?

Yes, it is mandatory to place cap over the treated tooth because after RCT the tooth tends to become more brittle and may easily break away.

Should milk teeth be treated if there is any problem as they are only temporary teeth?

There is a general misconception that milk teeth need not be treated if there is an infection or some problem as they are temporary teeth and are eventually lost in childhood. This is not true as any infection of the milk teeth if not treated may affect the developing permanent teeth.

What are the specialities in Dentistry?

There are 8 specialties in dentistry, which deal with the various problems.

  • Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology
  • Oral and maxillo facial surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Community Dentistry
What is Root Canal Treatment?

When the dental decay has progressed to involve the pulp of the tooth, the infected pulp tissue is removed, thoroughly cleansed, made sterile and a biocompatible material is placed/filled into the root canals and pulp chamber, followed by a cap.

What is Sensitivity?

Normally, the outermost layer cover of tooth is enamel. It is the hardest tissue in the human body and protects the deeper tissues of the tooth. If for any reason like routine mastication or excessive abnormal brushing or injury to the tooth, the enamel cover is worn away exposing dentin. The patient develops mild / severe pain on having hot/cold / sweet substances or when he sucks air. This is because the underlying dentin is irritated.

What is the Solution / Remedy for Sensitivity?
  • The use of routine desensitizing pastes
  • Fillings
  • By placements of crown / caps in severe cases after performing
  • Root Canal Treatment (if necessary)
Why do I have dental problems though I brush thrice daily? What kind of brush and paste should I use?

No matter what kind of brush or paste one uses, it is the correct technique of brushing that is more important. Our periodontists will guide you with the correct technique of brushing

Why do i suffer from a dental disease?

There are several causes for dental diseases but the main cause is improper brushing. Apart from this, dental diseases could also run in the family. Improper brushing leads to:

  • Food retention in the grooves present over the surface of tooth resulting in dental decay
  • Food retention between two adjacent teeth and between tooth and gums resulting in gum infection