FAQs - Welcome to Our Page of Frequently Asked Questions!

For the wide range of treatment options we provide, there are several questions you may want to ask. We have a selection of some frequently asked questions listed out here.For any questions that remain unanswered please post your query here.

For healthy teeth and gums, you need to brush twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime. Those undergoing braces treatment need to brush more often.your perception of a perfect smile.
Most dental problems develop slowly over a period of time. A visit to the dentist once every 6 months ensures you can intercept developing problems at the earliest and save your teeth. Remember, the longer you allow the dental disease to progress, the more painful and the more expensive it becomes to treat!
This sharp ache is called 'sensitivity'. Sensitivity can be due to many reasons. A visit to the dentist is required to find out the cause for sensitivity. Just changing your toothpaste will not suffice in most cases.
Root Canal Treatment or RCT is a procedure wherein the the roots of your teeth (extending into the bone under your gums) are cleaned of infection and filled so that your tooth can serve you longer. RCT is required when the decay hits the living part of your teeth. A crown/cap on the tooth is a must following an RCT to keep the tooth intact.
With current technology RCT takes only one sitting in most cases. Any cases where the infection has spread beyond the tooth into the bone, it may require 2-3 appointments.
By two yrs of age most of the milk teeth should have erupted into your child's mouth. This is a good time to visit the dentist. If any problems such as decay or irregular teeth are seen earlier, it's time for a dental visit. Remember decayed milk teeth can adversely affect the permanent teeth under them!
Tooth implants are small titanium screws placed into your jaw bones to replace missing teeth. They fuse with your bone to become permanent replacements that look, feel and function like natural teeth!
Yes you can. But that will only give you temporary relief because the cause of the pain (infection in your tissues) has not been eliminated. The only way of eliminating the infection is by getting it treated.
No. The procedure itself is done under local anaesthesia which means the teeth have been numbed and therefore no pain is felt. In cases of a severe infection one may feel mild pain after the procedure which is easily controlled with a pain killer.
Invisible braces are of 2 types- Lingual and Clear aligners (Invisalign/clearpath). Please visit our page on Orthodontic treatment/braces for details of the two.
This is very individualized as the type of treatment carried out for each person is different. You need to consult your Orthodontist to know how long your treatment will take. There is no general estimate possible.
Yes. With modern technology and techniques it is possible to cut down the treatment duration by quite a few months. The techniques include the use of Self ligating appliances and minor surgical procedures.
No. The limitation for braces is the bone and gum condition and medical condition of the patient. We have had patients as old as 50 undergoing treatment with braces.
In children the possibility of modulating growth allows for more effective treatment. Also the rate of tooth movement is faster in children. There are also some conditions better treated in adulthood, the decision for which needs to be taken after an Orthodontic evaluation.
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