Dentists are trained professionals in the field of dental and oral healthcare. Several discoveries have uncovered that oral hygiene is crucial for a normal and healthy living. They provide several services ranging from dental care to dental surgeries. A dentist also helps in early detection and diagnosis of other oral health issue such as oral cancer.
Oral hygiene is one of the critical components to live a better personal, social, and emotional life. Although dental care is taught since childhood, several dental issues arise later in life. They range from tooth pain, gym diseases, bad breath, and tooth erosion. One must consult a dentist if any of the above mentioned symptoms exist. In certain cases, a dental surgery is required to alleviate the symptoms of dental disease.
There are several specializations in dentistry that includes dental public health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Paediatric dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Each specialization deals with a specific area of the teeth or function of the dental system.
The consultation fees of a dentist usually begin at Rs. 100 and can go up to Rs. 1,000 depending on the expertise.
Consultation + RVG X-ray (Single Film) ₹ 800/-
Consultation + OPG X-ray (Full Mouth) ₹ 1000/-
Oral Surgery ₹ 2,000/- per tooth
Medication Generally, a few thousand rupees but may vary with the nature of treatment required.
The following are the treatments given by a dentist:
1.Bridges: A bridge is a permanent replacement of a broken tooth. A bridge is made using precious metals or porcelain.
2.Crowns: A crown is a cap for a tooth. It is generally fixed on top of a tooth and remains permanently positioned in your mouth.
3.Fillings: It is used to fill a hole created due to decay in a tooth. It may be made of any of these metals: silver, zinc, tin, and copper, depending on the requirement and tooth condition. The requirement of a filling varies from person to person and the most apt filling is decided by the dentist after examining the condition of the tooth.
4.Root canal treatment: It is used to treat the infection of a tooth. It requires you to visit the dentist 2-3 times.
5.Scale and polish: Polishing is performed to remove the tartar deposited on the surface of a tooth.