Types of Basic Dental Treatments

A perfect smile is characterized by a perfect set of teeth. Despite their obvious significance, teeth are often the most ignored part of the body. Severe dental problems are effects of an unhealthy lifestyle in most cases. Calcium deficiency is growing among adults and the oft repeated warning from childhood of brushing one’s teeth twice is ignored. Yet, in cases such as hereditary deficiencies, severe injury, trauma, birth defects etc. dental problems are unavoidable.

In recent years, dental health treatments have developed greatly and can cater to both medical and cosmetic demands of patients. Use of modern equipment and a fuller understanding of the patient’s needs have led to this growth.

Following is list of some basic treatment procedures for oral health

1. Tooth Colored Fillings-

Filling is one of the most commonly required treatments for patients of all age groups and can be completed in a single appointment. Cavities are filled with cement which is not the earlier unsightly, metallic colored, but a more decent tooth colored filling.

2. Cleaning-

While daily brushing and flossing are the minimum requirements for oral hygiene, regular dental cleaning will help to give an extra clean, glint to your teeth. It is mainly a preventive measure and involves fluoride cleansing, plaque removal, polishing and flossing. Cleaning also helps early detection of teeth problems.

3. Implants-

Modern dentistry provides one the option of installing new, artificial teeth to replace the ones lost to injury or disease. The implant is rooted in the gums and allowed to fix itself like the earlier tooth. This treatment is a good replacement for dentures, which are uncomfortable when chewing or sleeping. Implants will also help the patient gain a renewed self-confidence, as if he/she never lost any teeth!

4. Invisible Braces-

Braces are frowned upon by kids and pre-teens, for their dowdy appearance. It also hinders food intake and cleaning as they cannot be removed at one’s will. Invisalign invisible braces overcome all these problems. They do not interfere any of the day-to-day activities of the patient and are invisible for most part.

5. Root Canal-

Dentists resort to root canal therapy in case of irreversible damage to the dental pulp. Over the years, there has been significant improvement in this procedure and the older metallic filling has been replaced by tooth colored fillings.

With the introduction of more pain-free procedures, health care professionals are making the dentist’s clinic a patient friendly room; a step forward to dentistry of tomorrow.