Frequently Asked Questions

My Tooth gives me a sharp pain when I eat something Sweet?

When sugary foods cause pain in tooth then you could be developing a cavity.

or it could be due to gum recession.

Both these causes can be treated by us.

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My Teeth are very sensitive when I Eat or Drink something Cold, or even during Winter months?

Tooth Sensitivity, regardless of the cause can result from loss of Enamel on your teeth.

There are various causes for this.

We recommend visiting a Dentist, so that you they can give you permanent relief by addressing the root cause.

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What is a Cavity, & how does it form?

Your mouth is a busy place. Bacteria – tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move on your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Having bacteria in your mouth is a normal thing. While some of the bacteria can be harmful, most are not and some are even helpful.

Certain types of bacteria, however, can attach themselves to hard surfaces like the enamel that covers your teeth. If they’re not removed, they multiply and grow in number until a colony forms. These colonies of bacteria will erode away your enamel surface. This is not solvable by Home remedies or at home care. immediate attention is advised as it can cause major consequences if left alone.

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What is Root Canal Treatment, How do I know if it is needed?

Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Sometimes, however, damage occurs to a tooth (often from a deep cavity or an injury that causes a tooth to crack) and the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This infection damages the pulp of the tooth – the network of blood vessels and nerves inside.Left untreated, the damaged pulp can cause infection that will damage the bone around the tooth and cause swelling and pain. If the damaged tooth becomes infected, your dentist may have to perform an Root Canal Therapy to save it.

Endodontic treatment involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, cleaning, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth. Depending upon how much infection there is in the injured tooth, your may be put on medicine before your dentist or Endodontist can begin to work. 

Only your Dentist will be able to tell you if you need Root Canal Treatment or not by evaluating your X - Rays and various other factors of your tooth.

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What is Plaque, Tartar & Calculus? Are they actually harmful?

Plaque is the formation fo a thin film on the surface of your tooth which is comprised of various forms of bacterial colonies. These if not removed when brushing or flossing can lead to a hardening of this film which is called calculus or tartar. 

If left alone without adequate treatment this calculus will cause your gums to become all red and bleed. It also often leads to bad breath. It also forms wedges and widens the space between teeth and gums, causing pockets. Over time, gums pull away and teeth loosen. This is not solvable by home remedies and immediate  attention is advised.

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I have heard that Flossing is a must but have never bothered with it, is it really that important?

There's no getting around the need to get around your teeth daily with dental floss. It clears food and plaque from between teeth and under the gumline. If you don't, Plaque hardens into Calculus, which forms wedges and widens the space between teeth and gums, causing pockets. Over time, gums pull away and teeth loosen.

Flossing is a healthy habit which can help prevent a lot of dental problems. Either waxed or unwaxed floss will do the job. Using floss picks or interdental brushes is another easy option. 

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Does a mouthwash help me?

Mouthwashes for cavity protection, sensitivity, and fresh breath may help when you use them with regular brushing and flossing -- but not instead of daily cleanings. We as Dentists can recommend the best type for you based on your Oral Condition as different mouthwashes have different functions.

Some people need twice-daily rinses for gum health or alcohol-free washes for dry mouth.

Kids under 6 years of age shouldn't use mouthwash to avoid the chance of them swallowing it.

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My teeth have some black colour fillings which show when I talk?

The black filling material uses in your teeth is amalgam. It contains mercury which leaks into the tooth and causes it to look blackish in colour. This mercury could leak over time and be ingested by you which could be dangerous. 

However, it is easily replaceable. There are a number of other tooth-colour restorative materials currently available that can be used to replace old amalgams fillings to give your teeth a more natural and safe look.

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Are X-Rays needed and are they safe?

Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible.

Expect to get them during a first exam after not seeing a dentist for a while. This helps check tooth and gum health. If you have gum disease, the dentist may want pictures every 6 months. For regular check-ups, it's about every 2 years, depending on your dentist's plan.

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My tooth got knocked out, should I see a Dentist?


Getting to a dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When a tooth is knocked out:

  • Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment.
  • Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment.
  • Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub.
  • Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and the gum to keep it moist.
  • It is important not to let the tooth dry out.
  • It is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk.

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What are Wisdom Teeth, also known as Akkad Daat?

They’re the last teeth to erupt in the back of your mouth. Usually, they erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Occasionally, though, they find their way our much later than that; some never erupt at all.Thanks to evolution, we’re evolving into the proud ownership of smaller jaws; unfortunately our teeth aren’t quite keeping pace. Most of our jaws only have room for 28 teeth; we have 32.

Basically, this means that the last teeth to erupt, which are the wisdom teeth, have nowhere to go if there’s not enough room remaining.

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My Teeth are yellowing, what do I do?

With age usually teeth tend to yellow, but if you are young and your teeth are yellowing it could usually mean that your teeth have got abraded and the dentin layer is getting exposed.

Correcting this requires a Dental appointment where your teeth are evaluated and the cause of the yellowing is identified and the treatment is then given accordingly.

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