OVERVIEW

General Dental Treatment

 Type Of Treatments

Extraction

Dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons:

  • Extensive tooth decay that cannot be restored with fillings or crowns
  • Extraction of teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment (braces)
  • Wisdom tooth that causes pain and food trap.

What should you do or expect after an extraction? 

  • Small amount of bleeding is normal after extraction
  • Advisable not to smoke for 24 hours after extraction
  • Avoid drinking using a straw as this will dislodge the blood clot for healing.
  • Do not rinse mouth vigorously. Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water to keep it clean.
  • Painkiller medication will be prescribed by the dentist
  • Brush and floss teeth as usual to keep your mouth clean. Brush gently at the extraction site to avoid dislodgement of blood clot for healing.
  • Eat soft and cool food for a few days
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Fillings

Dental filling, also known as dental restoration is a procedure whereby filling material is used to restore function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. Commonly, the loss of tooth structure results from caries or external trauma.

 

Types of common dental filling material :

  • Composite resin
  • Glass ionomer cement
  • Dental amalgam

 

Several factors influence the performance, durability and cost of dental fillings :

  • Patient’s general health and oral health
  • Components of filling material
  • Chewing load of teeth

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Scaling & Polishing

Scaling helps to remove the hard and yellowish tartar on your teeth, which cannot be removed by simply brushing your teeth. The polishing stage helps to clean away stains on your teeth caused by coffee, tea, red wine or smoking.

How often should I get my teeth clean?
Why must I get my teeth ‘scale and polish’?

Scaling and polishing

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding also commonly known as bruxism is usually caused by a combination dental and psychosocial factors. Teeth grinding commonly happens during bed time at night, occasionally you may not be aware of it.

Common causes of teeth grinding:
Consequences of teeth grinding:
Treatments or management for teeth grinding:

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