What is teeth grinding (bruxism)?
Bruxism is a disease which is seen when sleeping at night and which has a possibility of causing serious problems (gum recession, tooth cracking, joint problems etc.) over time if precautions are not taken.
What is frenulum (connective tissues of tongue, lip and cheek)?
Frenulum is a soft mucous membrane which is located between gums tissue and tongue, lips and cheeks and which limits the movement by connecting them to each other.
What is gingival recession?
Gingival recession is the exposure of the roots of the teeth after gum level decreases to a level which is under dentine layer.
Among which age groups is gingival recession seen?
Gingival recession is seen among all individuals from teenagers to the elderly.
What is gum aesthetics?
In today’s world, gum aesthetics, in other words pink aesthetics, has gain importance as aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry. Being a must for natural, healthy and good-looking teeth, gum health and flatness came into prominence.
There are many surgical procedures that can be performed to save a tooth, the most common is called apicoectomy or root-end resection. When inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure, your endodontist may have to perform an apicoectomy. In this procedure, the endodontist…
What is an impacted tooth?
Teeth, which do not appear when they should, remain under the gums or jaw bones.
In the upper jaw above the back of the teeth, it is possible to increase the height of bone available by creating new bone in the sinus. This procedure is called a sinus grafting – a skilled surgeon can deliver very predictable results in this location. Without the general success of this technique, many patients…
What is wisdom tooth?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars which are expected to appear between the ages of 17 and 26.
When should I get my baby’s first dental examination done?
World Health Organisation (WHO) and American Pediatric Dental Association suggest that the first dental examination should be done after the first tooth appears (usually between 6 months – 1 year).
Isn’t 1 year too early for the first dental examination?
First priority of pediatric dentists is to protect your children’s teeth from tooth decay…
What are inlays and onlays?
They are solutions in the midst of fillings and veneers. It is the method which is used when there is not enough tooth tissue for fillings or when tooth tissue is not too damaged to be covered with veneers.