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Emergency Dentistry:  Emergency dental care is typically needed to address mouth trauma and broken teeth, along with loosened or broken fillings. You might get your tooth popped out either by an accident involving the face or getting a blow to your mouth. If that happens, act quickly & within 30 minutes visit your nearest dental office. Handle your tooth carefully and pick it up by the crown and never touch the root. If it’s dirty then gently rinse it with milk or water. Don’t scrub or dry or use any soap or chemicals or wrap it in any cloth. You should try to gently place the tooth back in its socket but not press it; if you can’t place it back then should keep it moist until you reach the dental office. Place it in your mouth ideally next to your cheek or place it in a cup in which you have collected your saliva or milk or you can also dip it in a contact lens solution or in an emergency kit such as ‘save-a-tooth’. Avoid using regular tap water. If it’s a baby

Brushing Routine

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For  #brushing  choose a soft bristle  #toothbrush , as it can effectively remove  #plaque  and debris from gums and between teeth. Hard bristle  #toothbrush  can erode your tooth  #enamel . #Replace  your toothbrush regularly after every three to four months or when the  #bristles  get frayed and lose their shape. Remember to always use fluoridated toothpaste as it not only helps remove plaque but also strengthens the tooth enamel. Your toothpaste should contain at least 1400ppm fluoride content. Flossing your teeth is also important as it removes food particles that get  #trapped  in between your teeth. While brushing your teeth use a pea size amount of  #toothpaste  as applying a lot can tempt you to spit and finish early. You should brush your teeth gently in short circular motion with 45 degree angle at gum line. You must never brush across your teeth as you can irritate your gums. If you have any doubts  #regarding  proper brushing technique, then it’s best to consult your d

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Oral &  #maxillofacial   #surgery  which is also commonly known as oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases,  #injuries  and defects of face, jaws, teeth and  #mouth . Extraction of  #diseased  and impacted or fractured tooth, surgical placement of dental implants in jaws, surgical correction of jaws when there is misalignment of teeth due to jaw abnormalities in cases where orthodontic  #treatment  alone is not enough, cleft lip and palate surgeries, treatment of cysts and tumors, jaw joint surgeries, surgical treatment to relieve sleep apnea by removing soft  #tissue  at back portion of mouth or lower jaw are some of the procedures done in this department. Ideally you will  #schedule  an appointment and have plenty of time to think about your options, which is true for any minor surgical procedures like  #tooth  extraction or some facial procedures that you might have planned in advance. But most of the oral surgical procedures are emergency s

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

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#The  inside lining of your mouth is  #usually  pink and smooth; if there is  #any  change in its color or texture like white or red patches, lumps,  #bumps , sores that bleed easily and  #take  longer time to heal,  #thickening  inside your mouth or  #any  other abnormality it might  #signal  a  #pathology  and might be a sign of an  #underlying  disease as serious as  #cancer . #Patients  who might have certain  #conditions  or symptoms can be  #referred  to the department of oral pathology from their general dentist or any other health  #professional  to do a complete oral screening, which also includes reviewing x-rays, performing soft tissue and bone biopsies to properly diagnose an infection, tumor or any other condition or disease. A biopsy is removal of small piece of a suspicious tissue surgically for its microscopic examination, which are usually taken in the dental office under local anesthesia to determine whether it is in malignant or premalignant stage, or is it due

Prosthetic Dentistry

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In  #prosthetic  dentistry your dentist will  #do  crowns, fixed bridges,  #porcelain  veneers, dental implants,  #dentures , facial prosthesis. Crowns also sometimes known as #‘caps’ replace entire tooth surface  #which  is visible above gum line,  #usually  made of metal, porcelain  #fused  to metal or all-ceramic and  #mostly  to restore the tooth, or  #after  root canal therapy. #Fixed  bridges replace one or more  #missing  tooth by taking support of  #adjacent  healthy teeth which are  #grinded  and re- contoured to  #place  the crown and bridge the  #gap . #Veneers  are thin wafer like shells  #and  cover front surface of a tooth. #Your  surgeon can place the screw  #like  Dental Implants surgically  #inside  your jaws; they replace the entire tooth (both crown and root). Dentures can be full or partial or  #implant  supported. Your prosthodontist will plan out your treatment depending on  #whether  the case is about smile  #makeover  or full facial  #reconstruction . ht

Pediatric Dentistry

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#pediatricdentistry  deals with oral health screenings, prophylaxis procedures, cavity detection and treatment by  #restoring  the affected tooth with a dental filling, preventive measures like fluoride application and pit and fissure sealants application on recently erupted permanent molars and premolars,  #extraction  of teeth and all other minor and major surgical procedures, early detection of growth abnormalities of jaws and teeth like crowding or misalignment of teeth,  #protruded  or retruded jaws in children and adolescent, reducing anxiety by use of sedation like  #laughing  gas during dental  #procedures . The dentist will educate the parents on preventive care, oral hygiene measures, habits which cause misalignments like thumb sucking, use of pacifiers and habit breaking appliances, care for children with special needs, counseling on proper diet and  #nutrition  on how to minimize sugar consumption and following proper diet plan, emergency dental care, management of spa

Dentist

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A dentist is the one who will diagnose, treat and manage your overall oral health needs like gum care, root canal therapies, tooth restorations, preventive education & more. They specialize in educating patients of all ages on proper oral care practices, from teaching a toddler proper brushing technique or showing an elderly patient the correct and precise way to clean their dentures. The dentist will develop a tailored dental hygiene plan to arrange for your specific case including dental examination, prophylaxis, X-rays and use of other diagnostic equipments to prevent, uncover and treat any issues if present.   They will use variety of restorative procedures for a comprehensive treatment plan to help them in preventing decay or disease of teeth, mouth, gums and tongue. T hey also use restorative dentistry procedures to repair the defects caused by a tooth decay, trauma, defect or disease in the areas of your mouth. The dentist will make sure that you and your family