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General Dentistry

1. Endodontics

Endodontics is one of dental specialties which include a variety of procedures including root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma. Root canal therapy has become one of the most common procedures, nowadays. Root canal therapy is an instant pain reliever and the best treatment to retain the original teeth. A Root canal treated tooth function just like a healthy tooth.

2. Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the prevention and correction of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontic treatment focuses on dental displacement or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth.

The common problems found are protruding anterior teeth, Malocclusion (crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, which do not fit together properly) crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, cleft palate and a variety of irregularities of the jaws and face.

The ideal age to start orthodontic treatment is between 11-14yrs; although treatment can be started at any age. The best thing that can be done is to let the child have an orthodontic screening before the age of 7. Human bone responds best to tooth movement before the age of 18, and consequently orthodontic work is usually more beneficial to a child than an adult.

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 also the cooperation of the patient. It takes from a few months to a few years for the completion of the treatment.

For orthodontic treatment, most commonly, metal wires are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which are made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into the desired positions.

3. Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues using artificial substitutes. Prosthodontic treatments are designed to produce a balance between functionality, longevity and esthetics.

4. Periodontics

Periodontology or Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum and the periodontal ligament.

Infection is the most common cause affecting the periodontium. The infections are caused by the accumulation of hard deposits clinging to the teeth. The deposits are saturated with disease causing bacteria resulting in the infection of tissues, surrounding and supporting the teeth. These infections can lead to bleeding gums to early loss of teeth.

Various surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments are available. In the early stages of periodontal disease, non-surgical periodontal treatment is appropriate. In case of great deal of bone loss, surgical periodontal treatment is required.

5. Pedodontics

Pediatric Dentistry (formerly Pedodontics/Paedodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with oral health of children from infancy through adolescence. All pediatric dental procedures are carried out at Nova dent including curative and preventive dental procedures such as sealant treatment, topical fluoride application etc.

6. Oral Surgery

According to modern dentistry, tooth is to be preserved and maintained because it can have an impact on the dental health and appearance of a person.  Oral Surgery is a dental specialty which includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involved in the tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck  A number of conditions may require oral surgery, including impacted teeth, tooth loss, jaw-related problems etc.

7. Oral Medicine

Oral medicine is a dental specialty concerned with the health of the oral cavity and the diagnosis and management of diseases of the oral and para oral structures.

Oral Medicine includes the diagnosis and medical management of diseases specific to the orofacial tissues and of oral manifestations of systemic diseases. It further includes the management of behavioral disorders and the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients.

 8. Implant Surgery

Dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is fixed in the patient’s jaw, permanently to support the replacement teeth, which resemble the actual tooth. We also offer mini dental implants for a variety of transitional and permanent treatment options.  For people who are missing one or more teeth, dental implant is of course a solution. The implant systems used at Nova dent are amongst the best systems used worldwide.

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