Through our general dentistry we aim to prevent, diagnose, and treat a variety of dental conditions. Many patients come to our dentist only when they are experiencing dental pain, but we believe that the best treatment is the prevention itself. A regular visit to your dentist is essential to ensure that your mouth, teeth, and gums remain healthy
A good dentist understands the importance of oral health. Maintaining oral hygiene can help prevent many negative health problems including facial infection and cardiovascular disease. We recommend routine check-ups and a solid dental hygiene routine to ensure happier days ahead.
Oral Prophylaxis (Routine Dental Cleaning/ Deep Scaling and Polishing)
Oral Prophylaxis is a procedure carried out to thoroughly clean and protect the teeth. It removes tartar and prevents plaque build-up on the surfaces of the teeth as well as that hidden in between and under the gums. The dentist uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque and tartar.
This procedure usually takes around 30 minutes to 45 minutes. It is highly recommended to have your dental cleaning, or scale and polish, once every six months to maintain good oral health.
We usually think of tooth extraction as a painful or fearful experience, but this was back in the day. Today however, we have available options for anesthesia. A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease, or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with toothache.
At Klinika Dental Clinic in Dubai, we aim to provide you with the best service for tooth extraction. Our dentists would not recommend an extraction if it can be restored or saved with other dental treatments available. Our diligent team of dentists is equipped with modern technology and will ensure precision while keeping the process as pain-free as possible.
If you are experiencing pain or swelling in the jaw area near your ear, the chances are it might be your wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth are your third molars, the last molars right at the back of your teeth. Together with other molars, they assist with better chewing of food. Sometimes, these teeth are impacted, meaning they are enclosed under the gums and/or the jawbone or only partially erupt through the gum.
Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Wisdom teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease since their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning make brushing and flossing difficult. The decision to remove wisdom teeth isn’t always straightforward. Talk to our dentist about the position and health of your wisdom teeth and what’s best for your situation. Our dentists are trained to remove wisdom teeth surgically, with precision and care. We strive to make the extraction of wisdom teeth in Dubai as safe and painless as possible.
Periapical x-ray is the imaging test that captures every detail of the tooth from the surface of a tooth to its roots within the gums. It is an effective method to record changes in the bone structure, roots of the tooth, and caries under the crown surface. Each periapical x-ray shows only a section of the upper or lower jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a regular dental appointment necessary?
In many cases, it is only when a dental problem arises that people feel the urge to visit a dentist. People almost have no idea that this bad habit could lead to serious consequences. Many conditions can be asymptomatic or show symptoms that might not seem too serious until they progress to more severe stages. The general dentist can check the patient’s oral health, find potential problems, assess the situation, and make recommendations to stop them from getting worse.
How can one prevent cavities?
Reducing plaque buildup in your mouth can help prevent cavities. To start, brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Sugar intake must be reduced, particularly candy, chips, fruit, and crackers. As many of us fail to keep such types of food out of our diets, it is at the very least advised to have regular dental check-ups to get your teeth cleaned and prevent cavities.
Why are dental X-rays required?
Although it is essential to seek treatment when diagnosed with a disease, prevention is still better than cure. Indeed, prevention saves time, money and avoids the stress you could go through in the dental waiting room. Problems with teeth and surrounding tissues, like infections, disease, or cysts, cannot be seen during a physical examination. The general dentist therefore takes x-rays to detect these issues, such as bone infections, gum disease, or decay between teeth or under dental restorations.
What is the difference between a general dentist and a specialist dentist?
A general dentist provides a wide range of dental services such as routine check-ups, oral prophylaxis, and tooth extraction, while a specialist dentist has additional training and focuses on specific areas such as orthodontics, periodontics, or endodontics.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles that can lead to dental problems.
What is the best way to prevent gum disease?
The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding tobacco products, and visiting the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
How can I tell if I have a cavity?
Symptoms of a cavity may include tooth sensitivity, pain when eating or drinking, visible holes or pits in the teeth, or dark spots on the teeth.
What should I expect during a tooth extraction?
During a tooth extraction, the dentist will numb the area with anesthesia and remove the tooth from the socket. You may experience some discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but the dentist will provide instructions for post-treatment care.
Are wisdom teeth always removed?
Not all wisdom teeth need removal, but some may need to be removed if they are impacted or cause problems such as infection or pain.
How often should I have a dental check-up?
It is recommended to have a dental check-up at least twice a year, or more often if you have certain dental problems or conditions.
Can dental problems affect my overall health?
Yes, dental problems such as gum disease have been linked to other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections.
What can I do to improve my oral health?
In addition to regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene habits, you can improve your oral health by eating a healthy diet low in sugar and avoiding tobacco products.
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