At Regency Medical Centre we provide a vast range of dental services for our patients. With some of the best equipment on hand and a highly experienced staff of doctors, technicians and nurses, we care about giving our patients only the highest standards of treatment and service.
The hospital’s dental department has 2 full-time doctors and is amply staffed with nurses and caregivers. Patients can walk in to the OPD or make a prior appointments as well.
The department sees over 60 patients every day and deals with a variety of ailments and issues.
The branch of dentistry that specialises in the care and management of children’s teeth is known as paedodontics.
It involves the treatment of patients from birth to their adolescence. This branch of dentistry has a goal to care for children’s teeth and educate their patient’s on proper dental hygiene and maintenance for young children.
A large part of this branch’s success lies in early oral examinations that can lead to early detection of dental problems. This is crucial in identifying and
preventing major and lasting damage to children’s teeth.
There are a number of procedures that are followed in this particular branch of dentistry.
This field works with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of orofacial pain disorders.
- Orofacial Pain Management
Such pain and its associated symptoms often have highly discrete causes. These could range from postoperative pain, malignancy, or could be a syndrome where pain is a primary problem like TMJ disorder, or headaches.
The diagnosis in this field is largely based on the interpretation of the case history of the patient.
Regency Medical Centre also provides a range of conventional dental services. These are as follows:
- Dental Scaling
This procedure is usually carried out for patients who have gum disease or have excessive plaque build-up. While a standard cleaning addresses the tooth, scaling goes deeper than this.
This type of cleaning goes below the gum lining to address the plaque build-up. This plaque can cause a number of problems going forward, like tooth decay, bad breath etc.
Scaling can take time, it usually takes a few sittings to get the process done. If you have only moderate gum disease this might be concluded in one lengthy process.
This may leave you with some tenderness and swelling for a few days for which the doctor will prescribe you desensitizing toothpaste.
This branch of dentistry ensures that teeth and jaws that are improperly aligned are corrected.
Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit well together are often more difficult to clean and can result in infections and other diseases. They can cause tooth decay and leave the patient at a greater risk for periodontal disease.
Moreover, teeth that are crooked or unaligned can be greatly distracting from one’s appearance.
This branch deals with issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite,misplaced midline, spacing and crowding.
This issue can be dealt with braces, special fixed bands, fixed space maintainers, aligners, jaw repositioning appliances, removable retainers, headgear, etc.
A root canal treatment repairs and saves a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure requires the removal of the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning the remaining are, disinfecting it and then filing and sealing it.
Factors like cracked tooth, deep cavities, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma can affect the damaged area, also known as the pulp. The name root canals comes from the fact that the process requires cleaning the canals inside the tooth’s roots.
When the tooth becomes decayed or abscessed it needs immediate attention. A root canal ensures that the problem does not exacerbate further and is attended with great care.
This procedure is long and will need anaesthesia.
Bleaching and Whitening
Over time the natural whiteness of the teeth deteriorates due to the accumulation of plaque.
Bleaching and whitening are procedures used to bring their natural lustre back to the teeth.
The results of this procedure are instantaneous and dramatic. This procedure is simple and does not take too long for you to achieve the sparkling, shiny white teeth you want. This process is painless and does not need any anaesthesia.
Bridge and Crowns
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that spans the gap caused by a lost tooth/teeth. Dental bridges have been used for many years to restore chewing function and a sound aesthetically pleasing option.Both bridges and crowns are restoration options used by dentists and are usually considered indirect restorations.
Bridges are cemented to natural teeth in case more than one tooth is missing. Crowns are implanted directly over chipped or broken teeth to cover their damage and restore their functionality and aesthetic.
Dental extraction or tooth extraction is crucial for teeth that have rotted or grown increasingly diseased. Tooth extractions are done under local anesthesia using forceps by the doctors.
In cases where the tooth has broken off near the root a surgical extraction may be required.
The latter is a more complicated process and can require a longer duration.
This branch of dentistry is the study, diagnosis and management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures. Moreover, it also encompasses the rehabilitation of the dentition to the functional requirements of the individual.
There are a number of devices used by restorative dentists like dentures, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and dental implants, among others.
There are three basic sub-divisions of restorative dentistry:
This a specialisation dealing with the soft inner tissues of the teeth. When a tooth is damaged by injury or decay there may occur damage inside the root of the tooth and it may become infected.
This can lead to serious pain, abscess or even a loss of the tooth. Endodontics deals with the process of removing the infection from the tooth, treating it, and bringing it back to its full functionality.
This involves a variety of different processes, including root canal.
This specialisation deals with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth. It works to diagnose, prevent and treat periodontal diseases.
It also deals largely with the oral inflammation. There are a wide range of treatments that this specialisation offers.
The doctors, in this speciality, check the gums for recession, see how the teeth fit, and check the teeth to see if they are loose over and above a number of treatments varying from patient to patient.
This branch of dentistry deals with the replacement of any missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses.
These prostheses could be fixed or removable, they could also be retained by implants. Dentists in this field deal with the replacing the missing teeth
with bridges, dentures, or prostheses.
This branch tries to return to the patient the comfort and ability that was lost after the patient lost their teeth.
Dental restoration or filling is a procedure that is used to provide function and integrity to the missing tooth structure.
There are mainly two types of restorations, direct and indirect. Fillings, for
example, is a direct method while inlays and crowns are considered indirect.
There are a variety of materials that are used for direct restoration of the tooth and similarly there are a number of methods for indirect restoration of the tooth as well.
RMC provides its patients all type of restorations and fillings. We have on hand materials of a vast variety to help our patients in the best possible fashion.
There are a number of desensitizing agents that are used in dentistry. These are crucial to make sure that the patients do not feel unnecessary pain during the procedures.
The agents could be applicable or injected into the area which needs to be treated. The teeth are directly attached to nerve endings
and can cause serious pain if not anesthetised.
This is why desensitising agents are crucial in this field. At RMC we take particular care to use the highest grade of materials and pharmaceuticals to
provide our patients the highest standards of care.
Oral Prophylaxis and Deep Root Scaling
This simple process is a crucial part of your dental health. Oral prophylaxis is much more than a simple cleaning of the teeth.
The procedure includes a number of measures which inform the doctor
about the health of your teeth and gums.
This is a wholesome procedure which includes check-ups, dental cleaning and scaling as well as root planing. This process is not only essential for check-ups it is also a great way to treat early stages of gum disease.
The procedure not only has serious health benefits, in that it helps avoid a variety of diseases, but also provides the cosmetic relief of cleaner, whiter teeth.
Soft Tissue Management
Soft tissues like the gums and its roots are essential to the overall health of teeth. For this purpose regular soft tissue management in the form of cleaning and scaling is necessary on a regular basis.
Soft tissue management is a big part of periodontal treatment and is advised for maintaining good gum health.
This branch of dentistry is dedicated to the keeping the teeth healthy in the mouth. It is the practice of operative dentistry, including different kinds of direct and indirect restorations of individual teeth
in the mouth.
Conservative dentistry is all about the diagnosis and treatment of dental infections and includes techniques and procedures to restore the teeth to full function and appearance in an aesthetically pleasing manner with as little loss of healthy tooth structure as possible.
The branch of dentistry has a number of treatment options including root canal treatment, surgical procedures to remove tooth maladies, fillings, implants, bleaching, etc.
If you are an adult and you have just lost a tooth make sure that you handle it with care. Try and replace the tooth in the socket. Call your dentist immediately. Preserve your tooth by placing it in saliva or a bowl of whole milk.
Once the tooth has been sterilized try and replace it back in the socket. This makes it easier for the dentist to replace it. Use a tea bag or wash cloth to bite down and keep it in place.
If you avoid your dentist for too long after losing the tooth it could make it
impossible for the tooth to be reattached.
A child’s first teeth appear around 6 months of age. A child should be first seen by the dentist at 1 year of age to understand how the teeth are growing in.
This will also ensure that the child gets acquainted with the idea of dental health at an early age.
Your mouth is one of the busiest areas of the body. There are millions of bacteria living in your mouth right now. This is normal. Most of the bacteria are not harmful, while there are some which could be causing some serious damage to your teeth.
These bacteria can attach to the surface of your teeth, on the enamel and can cause decay. It is this decay which leads to the erosion of the tooth’s integrity and causes cavities.
Most people are strangely afraid of dentists. The thing is, if you are regular in your visits and check- ups there is hardly anything to be worried about.The idea that you should only see your dentist when there is something wrong with your tooth is something that is eminently wrong.
It not onlydoes not allow you to nip a disease in the bud but also costs you a huge amount of money in terms of treatment.Dental check-ups are crucial twice every year to make sure that your teeth are in the pink of health.
Gum disease or gingivitis, also known as periodontal disease is one of the most common oral diseases in the world.
It is also the number one reason for tooth loss. This disease, unlike popular
opinion, does not only attack the gums, it attacks the bone connecting the tooth as well.
This disease is caused by plaque and if plaque is not removed on a daily basis it will form calculus which is a breeding ground for germs. Bleeding gums are the first sign of this disease, it is also presented by puffy and tender gums.
There are several means of making your teeth whiter. Regency Medical Centre provides you with a number of safe and easy options to have a whiter, brighter smile. Bleaching, whitening, are just a couple of those techniques.