Frequently Asked Questions
Q.1. How Long Does A Dental Filling Last?
The longevity of Dental Filling depends upon the material of the filling. It also depends on how well you take care of your filling. The life of Dental Filling varies from 10 years to 20 years.
Q.2. Can Dental Filling Fall Off?
Yes, but the chances are rare.
Q.3. What To Do If Your Fillings Come Out?
Visit your dentist as soon as your Dental Filling comes out.
Q.4. How To Know That Dental Filling Is Loose?
If you have sensitivity even after getting the filling done, then it is likely that your filling is about to come off. Or if you feel pressure while eating or have a constant toothache then the chances of it coming off is high.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Q.1. Can An Infected Tooth Heal Itself?
No, an infected tooth cannot heal itself. In fact, the infection can spread to other areas of your jaw causing serious pain. Treating an infected tooth requires medications or root canal treatment. For getting an RCT, book your appointment at the nearest Clove Dental Clinic.
Q.2. Do Root Canals Procedures Hurt A Lot?
No, a root canal treatment is pain-free. Before proceeding with the root canal treatment, a dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the infected area ensuring a painless treatment.
Q.3. How Long Does It Take To Heal?
Once the root canal treatment is completed, the treated tooth will heal within a few days. Patients might experience some pain once they awaken from anaesthesia; this is likely to end within a few days due to medication.
Q.4. Can One Get RCT Done In A Day?
Most root canal treatment can be successfully completed by a dentist in a single day. In certain cases of serious infection or back tooth, a dentist may give 2-3 days appointment for finishing the treatment.
Q.1. How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened?
A teeth whitening treatment by a professional lasts for about a year. Thus, undergoing a teeth whitening process after one year is considered healthy for overall oral health and a lasting smile. If you want to get expert teeth whitening treatment, get an appointment today.
Q.2. Can One Brush Their Teeth After The Whitening Process?
Brushing teeth right after a teeth whitening treatment is not advised by dentists. Individuals must allow few hours to pass before brushing their teeth for the first time after treatment.
Q.3. Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
There are many types of teeth whitening treatment. The effect of each treatment differs from few months to up to three years. However, individuals who consume a lot of tea, coffee, and tobacco, or smoke will not be able to see the results for a longer time.
Q.4. Does Coconut Oil Whiten Teeth?
There is no proven research that shows the usage of coconut oil for teeth whitening. Dentists suggest that individuals must refrain from experimenting with their teeth as it can lead to side effects too.
Q.5. What Is The Cost Of Teeth Whitening Treatment?
The teeth whitening cost differs on aspects like the oral health situation of an individual and the type of treatment selected. Patients must discuss with a dentist to get complete details of the price for the teeth whitening treatment.
Q.1. Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
It depends on how they have erupted and grown. In many instances, it is seen that the mouth does not have enough space, thus causing crowding impacted wisdom tooth. In such cases, the wisdom teeth need to be removed. If they have grown without any hassle, then there is no need.
Q.2. Do They Put You On Anaesthesia For The Procedure?
Dentists usually prefer to numb the area before wisdom tooth extraction, and thus recommend local anaesthesia. If you need to get them removed, consult an expert dentist at your nearest Clove Dental clinic.
Q.3. How Long Does The Pain Last After The Removal Of Wisdom Teeth?
The wisdom tooth pain may be there for at most a couple of days. In these days, you will need to take all the necessary precautions as directed by your dentist.
Q.1. Are Aligners As Good As Braces?
Aligners offer multiple advantages over traditional braces. They are discreet and offer better results in a hassle-free and fast manner. Aligners are also way more comfortable than traditional teeth braces. However, patients still need to be very disciplined about wearing aligners for ensuring treatment success.
Q.2. Can Anyone Get Aligners?
Clear Aligners are an ideal orthodontic treatment for people of all ages. They are discreet, hassle-free, and very effective. However, compliance is more demanding in the case of children. Parents considering aligners for their children must consult an orthodontist at Clove Dental and ensure that the child is a perfect candidate for aligners.
Q.3. How Long Does It Take To Recover?
Aligners are hassle-free and promise much faster results than traditional braces. Getting accustomed to aligners is easy and the recovery time is also shorter. But in some cases, it can vary depending on the teeth straightening needs and overall patient compliance. Ideally, recovery time for aligners is between 13-15 months.
Q.4. Are The Results Permanent?
The results are permanent only if patients practice proper aftercare. There is a natural tendency for teeth to relapse after teeth aligners are removed. Ideally, retainers are used to avoid any chances of relapse. Patients can either opt for either fixed or removable retainers to ensure the results are permanent.
Q.5. Are There Any Side-Effects Of The Treatment?
No, there are no side effects. Aligners are one of the safest orthodontics treatments. Further, a dentist will suggest aligners only after a proper assessment of the current state of your smile. Chances of irritation and discomfort are extremely negligible and most patients get accustomed to aligners within 2-3 weeks.
Q.6. What Is The Price Of Treatment?
Aligners are costlier than traditional braces. Further, aligners’ costs vary depending upon a patient’s smile restoration needs. However, considering its effectiveness in getting a perfect smile, the treatment is worth all its costs.
Q.1. How Long Do Dental Implants Lasts?
Dental implants are known to last for very long, especially with proper care. They can last for as long as 25 years. Get dental implants from a professional at your nearest Clove Dental Clinic.
Q.2. Can One Get Full Mouth Dental Implants?
For missing teeth, dental implants have become the most promising choice. If your mouth is missing most or all of the teeth, then procedures like all-on-four and all-on-six can help get full mouth dental implants with 4 or 6 titanium posts on your jaw bone.
Q.3. Are Dental Implants Painful?
While getting dental implants from an expert implantologist, the patient will feel little or no pain at all. Part of the preparation for the implant includes administering a local anesthetic so the patient does not feel any pain.
Q.4. What Is The Cost Of Dental Implants?
At Clove Dental, one get the best quality of treatment. We ensure that our patients get the value for the dental implant cost that they paid. Also, Clove Dental purchases only from original manufacturers, therefore, maintaining authenticity and quality.
DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES
Q.1. What Is The Cost Of Dental Crowns?
Dental Crowns may be more expensive than fillings, but they have the advantage of actually lasting longer as well. At Clove Dental, we ensure that our patients always get the best quality and value for their money. Visit your nearest Clove Dental Clinic for more information.
Q.2. How Long Does A Dental Crown Last?
Depending on several factors that include the case specifics, material, and compliance to oral hygiene routines, dental crowns may last anywhere between 5 to 15 years. We advise our patients to maintain their oral hygiene after implantation of dental crown.
Q.3. Do Dental Crowns Hurt?
Before the procedure, dentists administer a local anaesthetic. Therefore getting dental crowns may not hurt. However, once the anaesthetic wears off, feeling soreness and sensitivity in the gums is usual, and it usually goes away in a few days.
Q.4. Do One Needs A Dental Crown After RCT?
Root Canal Treatment means that the pulp inside the tooth will be cleared out. Therefore to provide strength after filling up the cavity, crowns are usually used. Adding a crown to the tooth after RCT is a must.
Q.1. Why Is It Important To Remove Dentures At Night?
In order to allow gums and bones to relax at night time, removing denture is advised by dentists. Removing bottom or top dentures also allow the gum to come in contact with saliva considered good for the oral health of an individual. Get all the necessary information about dentures at your nearest Clove Dental clinic.
Q.2. Can One Sleep With Dentures On?
Yes, one can sleep with dentures on. But, for best results and good oral health, it is advised by dentists to remove dentures before sleeping to give space for bones and gums to relax. Since dentures cost a good sum of money, taking good care of them is important.
Q.3. Do Dentures Hurt?
No, dentures do not hurt at all. It is only at the beginning that patients may feel a little discomfort or uneasiness as they are not used to custom dentures in the mouth.
SMILE DESIGNING / MAKEOVER
Q.1. What Is The Cost Of A Smile Makeover Procedure?
Smile Makeover is not just one procedure but a culmination of several different treatments. While some require a majority of them, others can need fewer procedures. Thus, smile makeover cost can vary from person to person, as it is a reflection of what exactly is needed.
Q.2. How To Get Perfect Teeth?
Getting perfect teeth is easy; you only need to take care of two things. First, follow all of the basic oral hygiene principles like brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Second, make sure that you visit a dental clinic at least twice every year for dental check-ups. For dental check-ups and consultation.
Q.3. Can One Get Their Teeth Fixed Without Braces?
With technology covering larger leaps than before, getting straighter teeth has become easier. There are a number of clear aligners and invisible braces that are available in the market and can straighten your teeth without letting others know that you are wearing any.
Q.4. Can A Tooth Be Pushed Back Into Its Place?
In many situations, the tooth moves into place on its own. However, in some cases, experts at the dental clinic also have several ways to push the tooth back shall there be a need for it.
Q.1. What Is The Minimum Age For Visiting A Kid’s Dentist?
You should take your child to the pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts in their mouth, or right around the time your child turns one. Book an appointment with an expert at your nearest Clove Dental Clinic for pediatric consultation.
Q.2. How Long Should A Child Visit A Pediatric Dentist?
It is mandatory for a child to see a pediatric dentist till the age of 14, because by this time, all of their permanent teeth have grown out. Beyond this, it is the choice of the child and his/her parents. However, it is recommended that a child should visit a pediatric dentist till the age of 16.
Q.3. When Should A Child Start Brushing?
For children, brushing should start with the eruption of the first tooth. However, expert kids dentist advice to make sure that the amount of toothpaste should be very small, almost equivalent to a grain of rice.
Q.4. Should Mothers Clean The Mouth Of Babies If There Are No Teeth?
It is extremely important to maintain oral hygiene and keep the mouth clean & clear of germs, irrespective of the age. Mothers can clean the mouth, both upper and lower jaw, of their children with the help of a soft cloth
Q.5. Is It Normal For Babies To Have A White Tongue?
Most babies have a white coating on their tongue in the initial few weeks, which is completely normal. There is nothing wrong with their oral hygiene.
Q.6. What Is The Importance Of Milk Teeth?
As milk teeth erupt and fall, people often think that they do not matter in the overall part of oral hygiene. However, milk teeth play some really important roles, like:
- They play the primary role of biting, chewing, and grinding the food before digesting it.
- They are also important in speech patterns and training.
- Milk teeth are the basis of the development of the jaw bones and muscles.
- They provide the necessary shape of the mouth and room for permanent teeth to erupt.
Q.1. How Long Does It Take To Put Braces On?
After bonding the dental braces, it takes about 1-2 hours for the process to finish.
Q.2. Are Teeth Extracted For Orthodontic Treatment?
Usually, orthodontists do not recommend tooth extraction for fixing teeth braces. But if there is a serious crowding issue, one or two teeth need to be removed.
Q.3. What Color Braces Should One Get?
There is a variety of braces available and it depends on the patient getting them. If the patient wishes so, they can even get transparent/ceramic braces as well. For more information on what kind of braces will be more suitable for your needs, visit a Dental specialist at Clove Dental
Q.4. Are Braces Painful?
Getting or having braces is not painful. However, slight discomfort and soreness are usual after getting them. Apart from this, metal braces may feel to be a little tight after getting them readjusted on a follow-up visit to the orthodontist.
Q.5. How Long Do One Need To Wear Braces?
The total duration of wearing dental braces depends on multiple factors that include the condition of teeth and compliance to oral care practices. Usually, the duration may vary from 18-36 months.
Q.6. What Can You Not Eat With Braces On?
While wearing dental braces, one must definitely avoid any carbonated drinks, sticky food, and crunchy food including ice and popcorn.
Q.1. How Often Should I Get Dental Check-Ups?
Individuals with good oral health can visit a dentist once annually, while patients with a bad oral health history must visit a dentist every six months to ensure good oral hygiene. Find an expert dentist for your oral health at your nearest Clove Dental Clinic.
Q.2. How Often Should I Bring My Child In For A Check-Up?
It is recommended to visit a dentist every six months to ensure good oral hygiene for your children and for early identification of developing infections or diseases.
Q.3. Is Fluoride Safe?
Yes, fluoride is completely safe in the quantity it is present in tap water and toothpaste commonly used. It actually helps in strengthening teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene, and preventing cavities.
Q.4. How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?
Gum diseases are caused due to poor oral hygiene that leads to plaque formation on the surface of teeth. It can be prevented by regular brushing, flossing and healthy eating habits. Patients experiencing gum infection can visit a dentist for teeth cleaning that can help in the removal of plaque with ease.
Q.5. Do Fissure Sealants Hurt?
No, fissure sealants do not hurt at all. The procedure is very simple and straightforward without the usage of anaesthesia.
Q.1. Can Gum Disease Be Treated On Its Own?
No, gum diseases cannot be treated on its own. Gum diseases are caused by the development of tartar on the teeth leading to gum infection. This requires dental cleaning and good oral care routine. Get professional cleaning at your nearest Clove Dental clinic.
Q.2. How Long Does It Take For Gum Disease To Be Cured?
Gum diseases are categorized into 4 stages, gingivitis, slight periodontal disease, moderate periodontal disease, and advanced periodontal disease. Curing gum diseases and gum infection depends on the stage at which treatment begins. The recovery time at stage one is 10-14 days.
Q.3. Is Gum Disease Treatable?
Yes, gum diseases are treatable. The recovery and treatment duration depends on the stage at which a gum infection is identified and preventive measures are taken.
Q.4. What Is The First Sign Of Gum Disease?
The first sign of gum disease is red, tender and swollen gums that cause discomfort and pain. Gums can also bleed while brushing, which is commonly considered as a sign of gingivitis-stage one of gum diseases.