Oral ulcers are painful sores in innerlips, gums, throat which may interfere with eating. It can be caused mainly because of stress or anxiety,local trauma like sharp edges of tooth, braces, hormonal changes like pregnancy, menstruation and menopause, vitamin deficiency, or certain medications and viral infections. Women, adults are at higher risk for developing ulcers. Usually people will be confused between mouth ulcers and mouth cancers. But there are fundamental differences between thses two. * Mouth ulcers are often painful but mouth cancers are not. * Mouth ulcers will heal within one or two weeks whereas mouth cancers will not. * Mouth cancers are usually hard and rough. Mouth ulcers do not usually need to be treated because they tend to heal by themselves. However treatment can reduce the pain and discomfort. Treatment options include: 1) avoid factors that trigger mouth ulcers 2) Apply anesthetic and antiseptic gel to the ulcers 3) Use an alcohol free medicated mouthwash containing chlorhexidine gluconate 4) Avoid spicy and acidic food.
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the teeth placed back in the dental arches and usually the last ones to erupt. The difficulty to clean or severe malposition of semi-impacted wisdom molar leads to decay and presents a higher risk of infection in long term. Those wisdom teeth that do not come out completely usually damages the adjacent 2nd molar and there is a chance for the development of pathologies (cysts, tumours). It's always advised to get the impacted symptomatic wisdom tooth removed.Removal can either be surgical or not depending on the amount of bone blockage. Removal of impacted tooth do not cause any facial disfiguration... other tHan the swelling caused postoperatively following the surgical procedure which will reduce in a weeks time.
Root canal treatment (RCT) is done to save the tooth which is carious or fractured. In RCT after giving local anaesthesia to tooth, blood and nerve supply of tooth is removed and tooth is cleaned and sealed. This procedure can be done in single sitting or multiple sittings. But generally single sitting is prefered as patient does not have to come again and again, there is no interappointment leakage from oral cavity to tooth and in single sitting tooth can be restored back to its original form which reduces chances of fracture of tooth. Single sitting RCT takes about 30 to 60 minutes. In some cases like swelling, abscess we have to do RCT in multiple sittings. After RCT tooth can stay healty upto approximately 10 years which also depends on initial condition of tooth. Some misconceptions of RCT among patients are tooth removal is more good, RCts are very coastly, RCTs are extremely painful, if pain is not there why to do RCT, RCTs can lead to cancer but reality is RCTs are not painful some patients can have mild discomfort which eventually wears of in 3 to 5 days. Root canal treatment is economical as tooth removal and replacement is more coastly. RCTs does not cause cancer infact in a patient with cancer there is a lowered immunity and first signs of low immunity will be seen in oral cavity. When the tooth looses its all vitality there will be infection progressing inside the tooth but pain will not be there, but such cases are also candidates for RCT. Infact RCT is a very good, economical , less time consuming procedure to save a tooth. So accept root canal treatment and give your tooth a second chance to survive.
Nowadays,the concern among people about improving their smiles is increasing and tooth whitening has a major part to play. The process of tooth whitening lightens the colour of a tooth. Tooth whitening can be achieved by either changing the intrinsic colour or by removing and contrlling the formation of extrinsic stains. The chemical degradation of the chromogens within or on the tooth is termed as BLEACHING. Professional bleaching is the most usual method for tooth whitening. Consult your dentist to know if you are suitable for the treatment. There are office techniques and in home techniques. In the home technique, after a thorough cleaning, you will be provided with a set of trays which can be placed into your mouth without any assistance. The dentist will guide you regarding the number of trays that has to be placed and the duration based on the concentration of the bleaching agent. The total treatment can usually be done in 3-4 weeks. In the office technique, a rubber shield or gel will be applied on your gums to protect them. Then, the bleaching agent is painted onto your teeth and cured to activate the chemical. This technique is said to make teeth upto 5-6 shades lighter. For best results, a combination of office and home technique is recommended. The effects are thought to last upto 3 years, however, this will vary from person to person Side effects:Some people may experience sensitivity, discomfort in gums,or sore throat after treatment but these are temporary and disappears in few days.
Implants are the final and permanent solution for your missing teeth. Why dental implants??? It means: - Replacement of single tooth instead of disturbing the neighbouring teeth. - Bone loss can be avoided as it replaces the tooth at it's roots. - Improves quality of life with no difficulty in talking and chewing as in case of dentures. - Strong new tooth similar to natural tooth.