- Hospital based dentistry
- Dental Emergencies in children
- Pediatric Endodontics
- Tooth Extractions
- Dental Implants
- Fillings & Crowns
HOSPITAL BASED DENTISTRY:
Dentistry for children
Hospital Based Dentistry is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. It is reserved for children (and adults) with extensive dental needs that are extremely uncooperative, fearful or anxious. They are also reserved for children who are very young and therefore not in an age group to understand how to cope with the dental procedures. General Anesthesia also can be helpful for children with special healthcare needs.
Is GA Safe?
General Anesthesia is predictably safe as long as proper pre-anesthetic protocol is followed. Before we schedule procedures under GA, a Pediatrician assesses the child and performs the necessary blood tests and radiographs that are necessary before he gives a clearance. Following that an assessment with the anesthetist is made. Only after the Pediatrician and the Anesthetist give a clearance for the procedure, the patient is posted for the surgery.
Who can benefit from GA procedure?
- Patients who are extremely anxious
- Extremely young patients (usually less than 3 years of age) requiring invasive procedures.
- Patients requiring multiple dental procedures
- Patients who have special healthcare needs (developmental delays, intellectually challenged patients, medically compromised individuals etc)
At our clinic we are always fully prepared to deal with any kind of dental emergency. It includes:
- Toothache: If your child complains of toothache and especially at night, sometimes accompanied with swelling. Call/Visit our office immediately. Meanwhile, rinsing with warm saline water or over the counter pain relievers can help.
- Cracked/chipped/Broken tooth: Dental trauma is the most common injury with children. They tend to fall more often than adults. In such cases, best advice is to place the tooth in milk and get it to us asap.
- Lip/Tongue bite: If your baby bites their tongue or lip and breaks the skin, rinse with warm water and apply a cold compress.
It involves Pulpectomy, Pulpotomy, Indirect Pulp capping, Apexification, Apexogenesis
Pulpectomy or Root Canal Treatment in children is, in short, a treatment for tooth pain that involves cleaning the tooth and removing the infection which is causing the pain. The cleaned tooth is then protected from further infection by treating them with a solution and inserting filling material. Toothvilla offers highly cost-effective, painless pulpectomy for kids in J&K. If the child has severe pain or swelling (intraoral/extraoral) it means infection has reached the roots and Pulpectomy needs to be done, followed by Stainless steel crowns/Zirconia(tooth coloured) crowns.
Malaligned teeth lead to various periodontal problems in future and is not merely for cosmetic value. Aligned smile has a positive impact on appearance and improves the function of the oral cavity. Started at an early age shows more promising results.
We also deal In INVISALIGN, CLEAR ALIGNERS, LINGUAL BRACKETS, MYOFUNCTIONAL APPLINACES.
4 most common reasons kids need tooth extraction are:
- Over retained Baby Teeth: When baby/milk teeth stay in your mouth even after permanent teeth have started to grow, they need to be removed so it doesn’t cause alteration in path of new eruption.
- Natal/Neo-natal teeth: sometimes a child is born with teeth called natal teeth or teeth emerge within 1st month after birth called neo-natal teeth. We need to extract such teeth otherwise they interfere with feeding and even cause ulceration of tongue in some patients known as Riga-fede disease.
- Space Maintainers: if a primary tooth cannot be saved , it needs to be extracted but always has to be followed with a space maintainer so that the space for the new permanent tooth is preserved.
FILLINGS & CROWNS:
The dental crown and bridge treatment is a long-term method of replacing missing teeth. A tooth crown is placed on an individual tooth, where there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. A tooth bridge spans a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. The dental crowns and dental bridges are most often made from superior materials such as precious metals (gold), semi-precious metals, porcelain or a combination of metal fused to porcelain. Both aesthetics (appearance) and functions are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you. In Children, Stainless Steel crowns are preferred which are easy to place and are highly durable. In case of aesthetics, Zirconia Crowns for children are also available.
Dental implants are a common way to replace missing teeth. You may prefer them, as they look and feel just like natural teeth because of the way they’re fitted. Implants are made up of a combination of titanium and other body-friendly materials, and take the form of posts placed in the upper or lower jaw during surgery. If you’re thinking about dental implants, our dentist will be able to tell you whether your gums are healthy enough and your jawbone strong enough to support the posts. You should bear in mind that if you go with dental implants, you may need to undergo surgery more than once. Your dentist can advise you on each step of the treatment so you can be clear of what’s involved.