Himachal Dental


Laser Teeth Whitening For Shining Smile

Dental care begins at home, but sometimes teeth encounter problems such as discoloration, cavity problems, etc. These problems need to be solved by the dentist. There are many techniques available to get rid of these problems including sophisticated techniques for tooth whitening.Of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures, few have as an effective or dramatic impact as teeth whitening. This is a process that aims to make the teeth whiter by up to an incredible ten shades. It is widely offered by most dentists and is one of the most widely used and affordable of the cosmetic dentistry treatments. This method does not take a long time and you can get back home within an hour with white and sparkling teeth! Laser tooth whitening is a tooth bleaching method and involves the use of laser and a whitening gel in order to lighten the tooth shade and whiten them. Laser techniques have been used since 15 years by the dental fraternity.

For the most part, laser whitening is a fairly simple procedure.The first step in laser tooth whitening system is to manually clean the teeth and remove plaque. This is followed by the application of a peroxide based gel to the teeth. The peroxide gel is made up of a maximum strength formula, which makes sure that the laser which is to be applied further works properly and performs maximum cleaning. Further, the gel is subjected to specialized light in order to activate itself. This procedure takes almost an hour to complete and your teeth are whitened by making it many shades lighter.Depending on your diet and oral hygiene, this procedure will enable you to have white teeth for a maximum of two years.

The laser tooth whitening system is an easy process which doesn’t consume much of your time. It is painless as well! However, there are some pros and cons of this method. In most cases, laser bleaching causes no damage to your gums and teeth. Typically, even if you have gum disease, you can have this type of bleaching treatment. If you have fillings, they will not be loosened or damaged by laser whitening. You will also notice that the enamel on your teeth will not become soft. Unfortunately, your teeth may be a bit more sensitive after this procedure.The biggest con of laser tooth whitening system is the high cost involved in the treatment.  This further increases with the number of times the cleaning is to be performed. Another disadvantage associated with laser tooth whitening is that it may not work for teeth which have turned gray in color, as such type of teeth do not get bleached at all.

After reading this, you must have decided to try out the laser tooth whitening system. However, before opting for any treatment, do not get tempted by its popularity. Consult a specialist to know about this procedure, know about the advantages and disadvantages of tooth whitening, see whether the treatment suits your needs and most importantly think about the cost incurred on it. Choose a reputed dentist for this treatment. Your teeth are special and every care must be taken to preserve them for a lifetime.Remember though, the real secret to keeping your teeth white and preventing discolouration is regular brushing, a healthy lifestyle and regular dental check-ups. Keep smiling, as it costs nothing!

Cure For Bad Breath

At one point in our lives we have probably all been embarrassed, or shown up, for having bad breath. It can happen to anyone at any time unless you take some simple precautions to stop it. After all it can be very hard to tell if you have bad breath. We’ve probably all done the hand-cupping manoevre at one time and it rarely works. Because of this it can often be a source of great anxiety, and nobody wants to be known as the ‘guy with bad breath’.

Although the causes of bad breath can be internal and caused by issues such as poor digestion, recent studies have shown that almost 90% of cases of bad breath are caused by poor standards of oral hygiene. The mouth is a perfect location for bacteria to exist, with over 500 million different types of bacteria existing on the human tongue alone. Food matter, caught between teeth or in the grooves of the tongue, produce volatile sulfurous compounds which are the cause of most cases of bad breath.

So what can we do about it? Using a mouthwash will help to mask the odour but is really only treating the symptoms not the cause. The best treatment for bad breath, as it is so often when it comes to oral hygiene, is regular and effective brushing and flossing. Brushing twice a day for three minutes and flossing once a day helps to fight plaque, the substance which acts as a breeding ground for decaying bacterial matter. Not only does brushing and flossing help to prevent bad breath but by maintaining high standards of oral hygiene your mouth will overall be far healthier and you’ll be far less likely to suffer from further periodontal problems, and even general health problems.
Bad breath can therefore act as your first warning that improvements need to be made in your mouth. You need to brush better, floss more and keep your teeth healthy and clean. A dentist will be able to offer advice on which brushes will work for you, and it always wise to keep up regular six month check to make sure that bad smelling plaque is getting controlled.For more information on Oral hygiene please call Goma dental at 177-645-0704.

Tooth tourism :Unforgettable Himachal

DSC02999 In this 21st century  medical tourism has become a very attractive commodity for the young, and also the rich and famous around the world. Among the medical tourism the relatively young trend of “tooth tourism,” is fast becoming part of a fast-growing global phenomenon among the travellers. The idea of able to visit the place of your wish and at the same time to fix your dental problem is a dream comes true to many executives. This special package seem to some as valuable because they do not need to ‘waste’ their precious hectic working times to do this necessary task. At the end of the tour journey the traveller not only has a great relaxing holidays, but goes back with a perfect set of beautiful teeth to smile about.

There are many push factors like soaring medical costs at home and huge savings with dental expert dental treatment to attract international travellers to come to Shimla for this tooth travel package.Besides the push factors, perhaps the pull factors effect are much greater to attract travellers to India because they able to see india which they never seen before, to be treated in a world class dental care centre at very competitive price and availabilty of up to date dental technology and equipments

In order for Shimla to be the place of Dental Tourism of excellence, Goma dental here have set up comprehensive state-of-the-art facility and has highly trained dental staff with complete range of family dental services and advanced dentistry solutions including Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.In addition, other value added services like: on line reservation, on line counselling or consultation, pre-arranged hotel lodging, close by to natural scenic resort or shopping mall is provided to the international clients .For more information on dental tourism please call our office at 177-645-0704.

Get Best Dental Implants In Shimla

Dental implants are probably one of the main contributors of cosmetic dentistry to the world. A dental implant is essentially an artificial replacement that resembles a tooth or a group of teeth. Some of the reasons that lead to tooth loss are dental caries, root canal failure, tooth decay, periodontitis, injury, congenital defects or excessive wear and tear. Dental implants are the best and most effective choice to replace lost teeth. These implants can be of two different types;
1. Osseointegrated implant
2. Fibrointegrated implant

The popularity of dental implants has risen tremendously over the recent years. Some of the main advantages that have led to the popularity of these implants over other tooth restorative options are;
• Implants are stronger and more durable for long term use.
• Implantation is a permanent solution to replace lost teeth.
• Dental implants can be combined with other restorative processes to increase effectiveness.
• Aesthetically Pleasing – they look like real teeth.
• Most implantation procedures are computer-guided which makes them safer and faster and take very little time to heal.
• Implants eliminate the need for cutting natural teeth to replace one missing tooth and offer a permanent solution, that cannot decay.
This procedure has one of the highest success rates in dentistry, but all are not eligible to get a dental implant done. Consult Goma Dental ,we will take your history and examine your teeth and gums to consider you for this restorative procedure.

TMJ Disorders

TMJ, TMD or TMJD, temporomandibular disorder is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) , which connects the mandible or the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull, which is located in front of the ear. The TMJ includes the muscles surrounding the jaw, blood vessels, bones and nerves. A person will have two TMJs, one located on each side of the jaw.
The TMJ mainly works to coordinate movements of the jaw, like chewing and biting. Any disorder in this area will therefore affect the flexibility of the jaw. You may notice pain while talking, yawning or chewing, and even while the jaw is at rest. TMJ disorder can cause intense pain, which can be intermittent, or can be constant and last for many years.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder
•The most common symptom of TMJ disorder is pain, with intense discomfort not just in the face and jaw joint, but also the neck and shoulders.
•You may experience an overstretched feeling in your joints, and may also suffer from muscle spasms.
•There is pain during jaw movements like talking or yawning.
•There can also be ear paining, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, or even hearing loss.
•You may even hear a clicking or popping sound when you move the joint. The sounds may be audible to other people also.
•There may be swelling of the face and mouth.
•There may be a shifting in the position of the teeth, or a change in the bite.
•You may find it hard to open the jaw fully, or the jaw may shift to one side after opening.
•You may experience trouble while swallowing.
•There could be nausea, headache or dizziness.
Diagnosis of TMJ disorder
Since TMJ is accompanied by an onset of pain we will gauge the intensity of pain by administering a “clench” test. If you experience pain in any one tooth or all teeth or the jaw when you bite down, dentist will diagnose it as TMJ. To confirm this diagnosis and to evaluate the position of the temporomandibular joint, your dentist will create mold impressions of your bite, and mount these on an articulator. Through this, your dentist can determine if there is a structural disorder inside the joint, or other factors like uneven teeth are affecting the joint.
Treatment of TMJ disorder
Orthodontics
Very few TMJ cases are severe enough to need surgery. Most bite problems can be corrected through restoration or orthodontic treatment.
Dental appliances
If there is no structural disorder in the joint, but your dentist notices interferences that affect the bite, he may suggest correcting the problem using an appliance.
Occlusal equilibration
Occlusal equilibration is the most frequently used option to remove deflective interferences, and enable the jaw to close down properly. It involves the reshaping of the teeth surfaces that are involved in biting. Your dentist will examine the occlusion and the joints, before he recommends a particular treatment.
Mouth guards
The dentist may fit you with a plastic shield that acts like a mouth guard to protect your upper or lower teeth. This guard or splint can protect your teeth against teeth grinding when worn at night. If the splint causes pain, discontinue use.
Surgical treatment
If your dentist believes that your problem is caused by a structural disorder, and if your pain is not relieved through occlusal equilibration or the use of splints, then he will recommend an X-ray. Finally, he may recommend orthodontia, an intra-oral appliance or maxillofacial surgery, depending on the results of the scans. He will refer you to an oral surgeon or a maxillofacial surgeon. Surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Here, two needles are inserted into the temporomandibular joint, one connected to a syringe containing a cleansing solution, and the other acting as an exit for the fluid. This procedure is used to wash out the joint. In some cases, your surgeon will make use of a scalpel like tool to remove any tissue adhesions in the joint.
Orthroscopy
Another type of surgery to treat TMJ is orthroscopy, in which an incision is made at the temple to insert an endoscope into the area. Using images provided by the endoscope, your surgeon will remove adhesions, or reposition the disc.
Open joint surgery
Open joint surgery is the only option that allows access to any tumors, scarring or worsening bone structure.

First aid for TMJ
To treat intense pain before you meet with your dentist, try the following self help remedies.

•Apply hot and cold packs to the side of the face to lessen the pain. The pack should be applied for 10-minute durations.
•Avoid yawning or other extended jaw movements, and limit the amount of pressure you place on your jaw.
•Eat only soft foods, and avoid foods that require heavy chewing
•If you are under any dental treatment for tooth decay, continue with the treatment.
•Massages and biofeedback can also offer some relief from TMJ.
•Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-anxiety drugs and anti depressants can provide relief from intense pain.
•Dental appliances like mouth guards can reduce teeth grinding which can enhance your bite, enabling your lower jaw to fit properly into the TMJ socket.
Remember that any TMJ treatment should only be provided by a dental specialist who is highly experienced in this area.

Alternative treatments for TMJ
Alternative treatments for TMJ include TENS (Transcutanaous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), radiowave therapy and ultrasound. Radiowave therapy and TNS work by sending radiowaves or low-intensity energy waves to the affected region to stimulate the flow of blood to the area. These alternative treatments do not work to treat the causes of TMJ, and can only be relied on for temporary relief.

Prevention of TMJ disorder
If you notice jaw pain occasionally, avoid eating hard foods, chewing gum or biting on hard objects. Support your lower jaw with your hand when you yawn. If you find yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night, consult your dentist – he may be able to design a splint for you to protect your teeth.

High Powered Magnification

In all phases of general dentistry, the increased visual detail provided by high magnification reduces ambiguity in diagnosis and treatment decision-making, increases control in treatment implementation, allows a dentist to produce more ergonomic restorations that are less prone to recurrent decay, and arguably improves clinical outcomes compared to work performed with unaided vision. High magnification enhances a dentist’s ability to diagnose caries and cracks in teeth, distinguish between different colors intraorally, detect the interfaces between different surfaces and materials, detect microscopic interferences in fixed and removable metal frameworks, adjust occlusal prematurities, and polish restorations. This article explains specific general dental applications for high-powered magnification in restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and oral surgery. Most dentists use the naked eye to acquire visual information when treating patients. It can be argued, however, that in many clinical situations, unaided vision and even low-powered magnification (such as 2.5x) will not provide a dentist with all of the clinically relevant visual information needed to diagnose and treat dental pathology rationally.The ability to perceive microscopic details provided by high-powered magnification (4x–6x or greater) may improve a dentist’s ability to deliver optimal dental therapy, which also may quantifiably improve treatment outcomes such as tooth lifespan and patient satisfaction.
There are several general reasons why high-powered magnification provides more clinically relevant visual information to general dentists than unaided vision. Dental caries is a disease that originates at the microscopic level. It is associated with microscopic risk factors such as tiny plaque or food traps and features microscopic manifestations of disease, including thin demineralized grooves, tiny discolorations on a tooth surface, and pinpoint breaks in tooth structure that may lead to extensive decay. High magnification reveals these aspects of dental caries. Intraoral prosthetic devices have minimal tolerance of fit and microscopic interferences may prevent crowns, bridges, and removable partial denture frameworks from seating fully. These interferences may be located on the metal understructures of fixed or removable prostheses; they also may result from subtle convexities or undercuts on the teeth where these prostheses are to be seated.
High magnification improves a dentist’s ability to differentiate between subtle shades of color intraorally, which is important when diagnosing and treating dental pathology. Finally, loupes or microscopes with a long working distance allow dentists to maintain a longer distance from the patient during dental work, improving the dentist’s posture and reducing the risk of exposure to aerosols and spatter.High magnification can aid in examining, diagnosing, and treatment planning; in addition, high magnification in combination with a microscope or loupes attached to a digital camera makes it possible to document a patient’s dental condition.5 It allows a dentist to locate tiny, clinically relevant discolored areas on a tooth (for example, within transilluminated Class III interproximal surfaces) and to detect tiny gaps in restorations or crowns when using an explorer. When performing operative dentistry, dentists can use high magnification to see the subtle color contrasts between carious and healthy tooth structure on a microscopic scale. High magnification is helpful in assuring dentists that caries has been entirely removed from the margins of the future restoration.High magnification is useful when preparing crown and bridge abutments and seating restorations particularly in evaluating undercuts.High magnification aids in detecting supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus biofilms.When extracting a tooth, dentists can use high magnification to sense and fully exploit all of the potential purchase points of the straight elevator. Dentists can sense subtle or microscopic differences in the angles and directions of tooth movement while luxating.Magnification also allows dentists to better identify anatomical landmarks within the pulp chamber—including the sides, overhanging walls that are remnants of the pulp chamber roof, and initial perforations into the pulp—and to differentiate between the pulp horns and the main body of pulp within the chamber. Magnification aids in locating the mesiobuccal-2 canal and other accessory canals of maxillary molars. High magnification is essential for seeing cracks or craze lines that are too subtle to see with unaided vision and for helping dentists to determine the cause of general sensitivity (pulpal pathology, high restoration, or a crack) while chewing.High levels of magnification increase the aggregate amount of visual information available to dentists for diagnosing and treating dental pathology, which may allow dentists to develop ways of solving a given dental problem that differ from those used by dentists who use unaided vision. Dentists who use high magnification may be able to develop expertise at an accelerated rate. Dentists who use high magnification may diagnose and treat dental pathology with greater complexity and are more likely to be certain about the causes of a patient’s symptoms, compared to dentists who use unaided vision.

Is Dental Implant Suitable For Everyone

dental_implant_price_londonDental implants can be placed in patients of any age (with fully developed jawbones), provided that they have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue available. Most healthy individuals that maintain a good oral hygiene program are suitable candidates for dental implants. Circumstances where implants may not be suitable, or situations that have an increased risk of implant failure, include:

Heavy smoking – this slows down and hinders the healing process.
Excessive alcohol intake – disrupts healing of the gums. 
Periodontal gum disease – all active gum disease must be treated prior to any implant procedure to ensure the long-term success of any treatment. Periodontal disease is a major cause of bone loss, which would hinder the success of any implant procedure.
Immuno-compromised individuals (steroids, auto-immune disease, patients undergoing radiation treatment).
Teeth grinders (bruxism) – a night-time splint can be given to treat this.

Anxiety Free Smile Makeovers

Dental fear can be an issue that some people find not only restrictive but also embarrassing. It is, however, something that thousands of people suffer from on a global scale and solutions exist to overcome the problem.Overcoming your fear of the dentist can be a seemingly impossible task, but with today’s modern methods in sedation dentistry offering a sensitive and compassionate approach from your dental phobia dentist, you can now receive the necessary and desired treatments to achieve an award winning smile in maximum comfort and relaxation. By engaging in a dental phobia treatment such as IV or conscious sedation dentistry, your experience in dental procedures can be swift and anxiety-free from start to finish.
A controlled and regulated approach to your chosen level of sedation allows your dentist to monitor your comfort throughout the duration of your treatment and post procedure experience is one which leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed from your treatment, safe in the knowledge that a visit to the dentist needn’t be one laced with the fear and anxiety synonymous with your past experiences. Under the watchful eye of your dentist, your sedatory dental treatment can equip you with the dazzling smile needed to project the health and vibrancy you feel from your renewed experiences in dental treatment.In the world of sedation dentistry, you can now achieve the winning smile that you have always wanted and deserve but have been too afraid to undergo. With the range of treatments and procedures available to make you glow, you can now attain what might have seemed impossible.

Immediate Implant dentistry: An analysis

Immediate post extraction implant placement is very simply,the placement of an implant into afresh extraction socket.It may or may not be accompanied by augmentation procedures .The approach to restoration of this implant then throws up three possibilities ,one option is to load this implant coventionally after osseointegration has taken place(delayed loading),the second option is to load it within two weeks with a restoration that is not under the impact of direct occlusal load(progressive loading).Alternatively you may choose to load the implant within 48 hours ,a procedure reffered to as immediate loading.The criteria that drives the decision of choice between various protocols is most often based on individual operators skill level and experience.

     Immediate implant placement after extractionhas become the favourite treatment protocol with many clinicians worldwide .There are many advantages to this protocol, amongt them:shortened treatment time ,placement of implant in sound bundle bone that constitutes the socket wall,placement trajectory guidance by the socket and preservation of the bone volume.The decision to place the implant in a fresh extraction socket must only be made if there is an absolute assurance of primary stability.An evaluation of the extracted root will often yeild valuable information as to the length and diameter of the implant to be placed . A periotome can be useful aid in sucessful extraction of the root .Also important is an assessment of the trajectory of the socket-a malpositioned trajectory often rendering the implant difficult to restore. The presence of infection might predispose the placed implant to failure and it is hence important to evaluate why the tooth is being extracted in first place.There is also evidence to suggest that use of right implant design is critical to success ,tapered design with rough surface may be more suitable.


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