Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is one of the most frequent dental procedures performed. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of tooth extraction or dental implants. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Dr. Leena has a success for this type of treatment in about 99% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to return to your normal routine to after your treatment.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, you should contact for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for patients to experience complications after root canal treatment, however, if a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, root canal treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Tooth jewellery is a brilliant way to add sparkles to your smile and stand out of the crowd. Tooth jewellery is the latest thing in cosmetic dentistry - and it's popular with people of all ages. Surprise your friends with a sparkling crystal glass design, or something in gold with a twinkle of ruby or diamond. These tiny little designs are great fun, and because there's no drilling involved, they won't harm your teeth.
Crown & Bridges
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, depending on the material chosen i.e.
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
All ceramic (Zirconium)
Crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the surrounding teeth by themselves are inadequate to do so.
A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and also to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges are very long lasting, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
A Dental implant is a special titanium screw, which is placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a lost natural tooth. The implant fuses with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement. The end result is replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like your real teeth. Dental implants are an effective, aesthetically pleasing restoration for any missing teeth and also an effective base for stabilizing dentures.
Dr. Leena adapts procedures to remove teeth painlessly with an emphasis on saving as much of the supporting bone and gum tissues as possible. These treatments are performed by her along with a proficient Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. We believe that every tooth is precious and one of the main goals of modern dentistry will always be the prevention of tooth loss.
Wisdom teeth serve no useful function and will often cause damage because when a wisdom tooth becomes partially exposed through the gums it cannot be cleaned properly and can collect food debris, bacteria and plaque around itself. This can result in tooth decay, gum disease, infection and abscess of not only the wisdom teeth, of not only the wisdom teeth, but of the nearby molars and surrounding gum tissue. There may be pain and swelling, or you may have no symptoms at all, even though the other teeth in your mouth may be at risk of damage.
However, not everyone has problems with their wisdom teeth. If you're genetically lucky, the jaws are long enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth in a proper erupted position. In this position, if they can be kept clean, they may be used.
Dr. Leena’s clinic has a specialized section for orthodontic treatment and hundreds of patients have undergone correction of dental irregularities at her clinic.
This treatment involves properly positioning the tooth, and if necessary to correct the the jaw bones so as to achieve maximum esthetic and functional efficiency.
The common problems, which require this treatment are protruding anterior teeth, Malocclusion(technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, which do not fit together properly) crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth and a variety of irregularities of the jaws and face.
Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain, and hence are prime sources for accumulation of harmful bacteria. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but eventually gum disease and tooth loss. Orthodontic problems reduce the functional efficiency while chewing and can also lead to problems with the mouth joint.
To prevent the above-mentioned consequences it is always advisable to let the child have an orthodontic screening before the age of 7. The ideal age to commence orthodontic treatment is between 11-14yrs, although treatment can be started at any age. Human bone responds best to tooth movement before the age of 18, and consequently orthodontic work should be done before this age.
The time taken for the completion of orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of the problem, growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and most importantly the cooperation of the patient. It takes anywhere from a few months to a few years.
An attractive smile wins a lot of hearts and hence should not be underestimated. A pleasing appearance is a vital asset to one’s self-confidence. A person's self-esteem often improves as treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve one’s general attitude toward life.
Illustrated below are some photographs of cosmetic dentistry cases before and after the treatment;-