Dentists are health care professionals that deal with the health of your teeth and gums. They may be working for hospitals or have private practices. Dentists help maintain tooth health and the structure of your teeth. Your oral health has a large impact on your overall health. A dentist’s diagnosis can indicate a number of other issues such as strokes, heart disease and certain types of cancer like pancreatic cancer. Dentists can also educate you on good dental hygiene practices.
You should consult a dentist at least once every six months for a routine check-up. This can help with an early diagnosis of more serious conditions. You may need to schedule more frequent consultations if you are a regular smoker, diabetic, have gum disease, have a plaque problem or a weak immune system.
In addition, you may want to consult a dentist if you:
Have bad breath
Have a toothache
Have swelling in the gums
Have bleeding gums
Have a broken tooth
Find it difficult to chew or swallow
Have sores in your mouth
Experience dry mouth
Have dental implants or crowns
Dentists may specialize in various aspects of oral health. These are:
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Dental Cleaning - Rs 550-2500
Root Canal - Rs 1700-11000
Dental Xray - Rs 100-1100
Dental Cap - Rs 900-15500
Dental Braces - Rs 21000-190000
Abscessed teeth are teeth that are injured or cracked and can be treated with a root canal. This involves opening up of the tooth, cleaning the infected tissue inside the tooth and filling the empty spot with a sealant.
Braces can help straighten teeth and correct the alignment of teeth by exerting a steady pressure on them. It can also help solve bite related issues.
There are many different types of dental implants – bridges, crowns, caps etc. This procedure helps replace missing teeth by anchoring false teeth to their neighbouring teeth.
Teeth whitening helps to remove discolouration and stains on tooth enamel. This is a common cosmetic dental procedure that can help improve the patient's smile and appearance.
Tooth ExtractionThis involves the removal of severely damaged teeth that cannot be fixed by fillings. In some cases, healthy teeth may also need to be extracted if they affect the structure of your jaw.