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Cure For Bruxism

Posted in Preventive Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on June 29, 2010
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Teeth grinding during sleep may not seem like the biggest problem other than being annoying for anyone you have to share a bed with, but if it continues over a period of time it can break down tooth enamel and cause serious structural damage to teeth.

Also known as bruxism, for many years subconscious teeth grinding was thought to be caused solely by stress and anxiety. This may be true for some cases but these tend to be temporary. Many dentists have conducted studies in recent years to demonstrate another more common cause for the condition.

They have concluded that bruxism is more often than not caused by a disruption in bite. This is the way the top and bottom teeth sit together and can be affected by such factors as physical trauma, tooth loss and tooth movement. If the teeth do not sit together comfortable it may cause the jaw muscles to spasm and move, which leads the teeth to rub against each other.

If this happens for several hours a night over an extended period you can imagine that it doesn’t take long before an irreversible process of enamel removal begins to take effect. If the enamel breaks down it can lead to dangerous cavities which expose the dental nerves to infection and can be extremely painful. Our dentists can treat bruxism ether by correcting the misalignment or by providing the patient with a dental appliance to protect the teeth during sleep.

Are You Afraid To Visit The Dentist ?

Sedation Dentistry is the answer to your worry!
One of the most common problems dentists experience every day is nervous patients in their chair. This can be a problem because anxious patients are not easy to perform complex and often very intricate procedures upon. After all, when you are operating with potentially dangerous tools, the last thing you need is a patient moving around and making sudden jolts. However, most dentists do understand that visiting the dentist is a very difficult experience for some people.

This is why modern dentist training involves a lot of work on how to relax patients and empathise with how they might be feeling. Whereas in the past, dentists were perhaps more concerned with the treatment than with the patients themselves, an attitude shift has seen a move towards a more caring and understanding approach that treats the patient not just the dental concern.

In a recent study, 9 out of 10 patients admitted to having some kind of fear of the dentist. In most cases this is simply a mild anxiety that is easily overcome but some patients suffer from a much more severe phobia. This can be helped often by just talking to a dentist before your appointment to gain a better understanding of what is likely to happen during treatment. Other methods of relaxing patients include using breathing techniques and aromatherapy before treatment in an effort to calm the patient down. This has proved to be very successful at our dentists and has allowed countless patients to receive the necessary dental treatment they required.

There are different types and levels of sedation dentistry which depend on type of dental treatment and severity of anxiety.

There are 3 main types of sedation dentistry

1) Nitrous oxide sedation: Also known as laughing gas this sedation is inhaled. A local anesthetic will be used in conjugation to provide pain relief. With state of art anesthesia monitoring equipment we work to improve your smile easily and comfortably.

2) IV Sedation: Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation is the administration of tranquilizer medication into a patient’s vein. Compatible for the majority of patients, I.V. Sedation enables even the most anxious of people to undergo dental treatment. The sedatives administered, create strong feelings of relaxation and comfort. During your dental treatment you will not experience any pain or discomfort. When you have awoken after the procedure, you will have no memory of the treatment. As with Oral Sedation, a local anesthetic will be used for pain relief .

3) Oral sedatives : The technique of Oral Sedation begins about an hour prior to your dental appointment. A sedative pill is administered to the patient and after a short period of time you will then become very relaxed. Dependent on your needs your Oral Sedation can last between 2 and 6 hours.

Statistics show that while you may be conscious for the dental procedure, there is virtually no pain, discomfort, and more importantly there is no fear while you undertake Sedation Dentistry. Feeling almost no pain at all, you will be relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure.We provide sedation dentistry to make your treatment fear free. With state of art anesthesia monitoring equipment,  we work to improve your smile easily and comfortably. For more information call Goma Dental at 177-6450704.

Invisalign : Improved Teeth Straightening

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on June 26, 2010
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Over the last decade there have been a number of new orthodontic straightening devices released onto the market offering improved teeth straightening without some of the sacrifices demanded by conventional braces. Perhaps the most impressive of all these new treatment methods is Invisalign. This is a system that offers patients an almost completely invisible brace minimizing the visual impact that puts so many patients off wearing braces.

Invisalign uses a series of one-millimetre thick plastic retainers to gradually reposition the teeth over the course of the treatment. Each retainer is worn for as period of between two and three weeks before it is replaced by another with a slight adjustment. In all there are about twenty to thirty retainers used in the average treatment meaning that the usual length of treatment is about 18 months. This is six months shorter than the average treatment with traditional fixed metal braces.

The other major advantage of the Invisalign system is that the braces are removable. This makes cleaning the teeth easier and more effective, something that can cause problems with fixed braces. It also means that patients can remove the braces for important social and sporting occasions. As long as the brace is worn for a period of twenty hours a day it will still be equally as effective.

The fact that Invisalign braces are so low impact makes them ideal for patients in their difficult teenage years. The braces are almost impossible to see so younger patients will have no need to feel self-conscious about wearing braces. To learn more about the Invisalign system you can ask a dentist for more information or call us at 177-6450704.

Look Younger With Botox

Posted in Dental Implants by UK Dental Tourism on June 25, 2010

Botox

Cosmetic treatments have come a long way in the last twenty years in terms of affordability and availability. Nowhere is this more evident than with Botox. Botox is a form of dermal filler that aims to firm and plump the skin reducing wrinkles  and the other signs of aging. Botox is especially relevant to dentists and dentists who have recently had cosmetic dental treatment because the skin around the mouth frames the smile and could spoil the appearance of an otherwise brilliant and stunning smile.

Originally Botox was used solely by the very rich and wealthy because it was very expensive but over the last ten or so years it has been adopted and offered by more and more cosmetic dentists in India. This increase of supply has brought the price down to a more competitive level and allowed more people to benefit from the rejuvenating effect of Botox.

Botox works by preventing signals transmitting through facial tissues. It is these signals that cause tiny muscle movements that over time lead to the appearance of wrinkles. By temporarily blocking these signals, the wrinkle appears to disappear and the skin looks younger, smoother and firmer. There is no surgical procedure involved with Botox. It is injected using an ordinary syringe, into an area of skin that has been numbed with an anaesthetic gel. This means there is very little pain and discomfort other than a slight feeling of numbness

There is also very little risk involved if carried out by a trained dentist as Botox has been judged to be perfectly safe for use in the human body and breaks down naturally over the course of about four months.

Mini Implants : New Way Of Securing Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants by UK Dental Tourism on June 3, 2010

Mini-implants  are a relatively new way of securing dentures  to alleviate the anxiety suffered by many wearers that their dentures are going to fall out. They also make eating a lot easier and remove the need for messy denture adhesive strips and gels.

When patients lose several or all of their teeth their dentist may recommend dentures to restore the appearance and functionality of the teeth. Missing teeth cause many dental health problems, as well as removing rigid facial structure that supports the muscles on the face. This often creates a sagging appearance in the face that can become permanent if not addressed. Dentures are the solution to these problems, restoring not just the appearance of healthy teeth but also allowing the patient to eat and talk naturally.

Dentures should ideally stay in place through suction alone but due to gum erosion and the changing shape of gum tissue they can often become loose and prone to slipping out. This can be a worry and make eating a very difficult experience. Mini-implants are small metal screws implanted directly into the jawbone to act as a solid base for the dentures. The dentures are fitted with small metal clips which are then able to clip on and off to the mini-implants as desired. This means the dentures are held firmly in place when needed and easily removed for cleaning and sleeping. There isn’t even a need to get new dentures as the clips can easily be attached to your existing set.

Five mini-implants will be needed in total and can be positioned with ease during a short surgical appointment. They will need several weeks to fuse with existing tissue but could make a huge difference to your life. Ask your dentist if you are concerned about loose dentures.


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