What is Oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a procedure to correct a broad spectrum of oral and maxillofacial infections, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and hard and soft tissues
How to prevent cavities?
Good oral and dental hygiene can help you prevent cavities and tooth decay. Some of the ways to prevent cavities are brush your teeth well with fluoride toothpaste, consider dental sealants, rinse your mouth with fluoride, eat tooth-healthy foods, visit the dentist regularly to manage dental and oral cavities
What happens during my dentist visit?
Your dentist will thoroughly evaluate dental and oral health with various dental examinations as it starts with: -The head and neck examination, including the face, neck, lymph nodes & lower jaw joints. -The clinical dental examination includes gums, loose teeth, tongue, broken teeth, tissues inside of your mouth, damages fillings etc. Also, X-rays will be performed to diagnose the dental & oral problem. -Dental cleaning, including checking of your teeth and gums cleanliness
What are the surgery options for dental and oral problems?
The surgery options for dental and oral problems are Flap surgery, Bone grafting, Soft tissue grafts, Tooth extraction, and Dental implants
How often should I consult the Dentist?
It is better to see the Dentist every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems. Even though you have good oral health, it is recommended to visit the dentist for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
It is important to keep our teeth and gums healthy. With regular check-ups, we will understand and can keep track of the progress of our dental health
What are the various specialisations in dentistry?
The various types of specialisations in dentistry are Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Pedodontics, and Public health dentistry
Why does the dentist take X-rays?
The dentist will take X-rays to identify the problems in your teeth and jaws such as cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth. A low-level radiation X-rays are used to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums.
What are the treatments for dental and oral problems?
The treatments for dental and oral problems are cleaning, fluoride treatments, antibiotics, Fillings, crowns, and sealants, Root canal, probiotics and changing daily habits
What are the common causes of cavities and tooth decay?
The causes of cavities and tooth decay vary based on the condition, some of the common causes include poor oral hygiene, tooth infection, plaque formation, bacteria and acid, and medical problems