Conservative Dentistry is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the conservation of teeth in the mouth. It embraces the practice of operative dentistry and endodontics, and includes various kinds of direct and indirect restorations of individual teeth in the mouth.
Primary goal of Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of sequelae of dental caries and includes the techniques and procedures to restore the teeth to full function & appearance in an aesthetically pleasing manner with as little loss of healthy tooth structure as possible. It also involves performing root canal treatment and associated surgical procedures to rid the tooth of its offending malady The treatment provided include various fillings, root canal treatment surgical endodontics, endodontic implants, bleaching, & management of traumatized teeth.
The departmental has state of the art equipment which include digital radiography & intraoral imaging , apex locators ,dentine desensitizer & odontometer.
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, Treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the Oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty focusing on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth. Prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, specialists and other health care professionals to develop solutions to complex restorative dental needs of the patient.
Prosthesis is an artificial replacement for an absent part of the human body. It’s a therapeutic device to improve or alter function or a device used to aid in accomplishing a desired surgical result. Functional teeth or dental substitutes help to maintain general health and well being. Proper mastication of food is essential, especially as you grow older. The inability to properly and thoroughly chew food may result in poor nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, health compromises and a loss of the quality of life. Much more than a necessity, dining is a fundamental social function which grows in importance as we age. To be able to eat without the embarrassment or pain associated with poor-fitting dentures or poorly constructed dental prostheses is a major goal of Prosthodontic treatment.
The role of the Prosthodontist has become critical in maintaining the standard of care that our elder population needs to provide optimum dental function and aesthetics.
A Prosthodontist offers care for patients who have missing teeth, have congenital defects, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), problems arising from trauma and neglect, or significant damage to their existing teeth. The department can aid in the rehabilitation of a complete dentition or merely in the replacement of one or two teeth.
Orthodontics is a special discipline of dentistry, which aligns the teeth and jaws to improve one’s smile and oral health. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth and reconstructing the entire face rather than focusing exclusively on teeth. A dentist usually recommends braces to improve one’s facial appearance.
Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, bites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected.
Orthodontic treatment can be done at any age. The ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age. The most popular types of braces are brackets made of metal or ceramic. Ceramic braces that are bonded to teeth are far less noticeable and aesthetically pleasing.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the gums and bone, their diagnosis and treatment. Gum (Periodontal) disease is caused by bacterial infections of the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. The disease can cause tissue and bone destruction eventually leading to tooth loss. Depending on the stage of the gum disease, the treatment ranges from complete Cleaning (Scaling) to Periodontal surgery.
- Teeth Cleaning (Removal of tartar and stains)
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Loose or mobile teeth
- Elongated teeth
- Black discoloration of the gums
- Gummy smile
- Loss of gums between the teeth
- Gum surgery with bone grafting
- Procedures to help orthodontic treatment (braces)
- Procedures to enable replacement of missing teeth using bridges
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery deals with a variety of conditions associated with the mouth, jaws, face and neck. The combined medical, dental and surgical training reflects the broad nature of the work undertaken by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves an extensive array of procedures – everything from relatively minor procedures to complex major head and neck surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery as a medical specialty is unique because it entails operating on both hard and soft tissue and there is a strong emphasis on reconstruction, including microvascular techniques.