BDS, MDS - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
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Dr. Shikha is the Principal dentist and Director of Goel Dental. She has completed her Graduation (B.D.S) in 2006 and furthered her education by completing Post graduation (M.D.S) from prestigious Bapuji Dental College, Davangere in 2010. She specializes in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. In simpler terms this is a specialized branch of dentistry dealing with root canals, fillings, complicated root canals, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry or basically science of saving tooth from extractions. Her keen interest in this specialization is further supplemented by the use of latest dental equipment like microscope, laser, high quality dental materials, pain free injection techniques and much more. Patient’s with problematic past dental treatments have particularly benefited by her expertise and her approach of accurately diagnosing exact dental problem before embarking on treatment plan. Dr Shikha with an objective to provide healthy smiles to all patients with missing teeth had successfully completed many training and courses on Implant dentistry. She at present is proudly placing implants of more than 10 different implant brands with complete in-house facility and equipment used for placing dental implants. She has put her expertise on special use by having a separate suite for kid’s dentistry. Kids in this suite don’t fear the equipment and are distracted by bright colors of the surrounding and toys and slightly more anxious kids may be calmed by the use of conscious sedation / nitrous oxide.She can be visited for root canals, failed root canals, fillings, extractions, aesthetic crowns, gum surgeries, kids dentistry, zoom teeth whitening, cosmetic dental procedures like gap closures, veneers, post and core, kids dentistry and dental implants.
I never thought of writing a review for Dr Shikha, but felt compulsion to do so when I realised quality of dental treatment I got from her. She suggested me to go for root canal on my 5 teeth which were damaged by deep cavities. I opted for treatment but got only 3 root canal done on my choice and thought of getting other two done later. I got these treated too at a dentist close to my place, as I never felt anything great about my first 3 root canal treatment.
My problem was I felt little pain on my molar tooth. Also I saw it was a bit loose.
* ***** ***** ** ****** **** ** ****** ** *** ** *** **** **** ** ***** ** *** **** ** ********** During the course of my treatment I realized how well Dr Shikha has organized her clinic and how thoroughly she understands the dental issue before proceeding to tackle it. She is in no way comparable to general dentists scattered around in every nook and corner.
Q: Who is a dentist?
A: A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.
Q: What education qualifications are mandatory for a Dentist?
A: A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.
Q: Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?
A: Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.
Q: How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?
A: Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.
Q: Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?
A: People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.