• Can implants are applied just after the tooth extraction?

     If there is no infection in the extracted tooth, depending on the bone structure, implant can be inserted into its place in the same session.

  • Should each 3rd molar tooth be extracted?

    We can not predict whether an impacted 3rd molar tooth will present a problem or not. However, when the problem occurs, treatment may be more painful and more complicated compared to the teeth with no problem. Most common problems caused by impacted 3rd molar tooth are pain, swelling in the corner of the jaw, limited mouth opening, and difficulty in swelling.

  • Can it be applied at every age?

    Yes it may.

  • Can crowding be corrected without a wire?

    Without wire, localized small crowding cases can be corrected with some removable appliances.

  • Does orthodontic treatment causes pain?

    Generally not, but in some cases, a mild pain can be sensed during the sessions when wires are activated.

  • Does tartar build up increase after tartar cleaning?

    No, but if the causes leading to accumulation of tartars is not treated, inevitably new tartars form.

  • Should we regularly have them cleaned after the first clean up?

    Since bacterial plaque may turn into a tartar, if it is not cleaned properly by the patient, a repeat clean up may be required.

  • Is it normal that my gums bleed while brushing my teeth?

    Healthy gums do not bleed. Bleeding is the first sign of gingivitis.

  • Why do I have too much tartar? What is the reason behind that?

     The main reason behind dental tartar formation is failure to properly clean the daily accumulation of bacterial plaque. If you can’t prevent formation of dental calculi despite effective tooth brushing and flossing, then a genetic factor or salivary content should be considered.

  • Which toothpaste is better?

    Any toothpaste with low abrasive properties that does not burn your mouth and help you brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes will do.

  • Does taking a drug during gingivitis help?

    Drugs temporarily suppress gingival inflammation but not cure it. A mechanical treatment is a must in gingivitis (clean-up of dental calculi or surgical operation etc...)

  • Why we develop foul mouth odor?

     The underlying cause might be bacterial plaques, gingivitis, foods that leave a bad odor in the mouth, and some systemic diseases.

  • Does whitening damage teeth?

    It does not damage teeth given that the dentist deems the patient eligible who demonstrates no caries, gingivitis, or gingival recession in the oral cavity as well as no fracture or crack in the teeth.

  • What is the extent of dental whitening?

    They may become 2 or 3 tones whiter than before depending on the severity and type of the discoloration.

  • Does amalgam (black-metal) fillings harmful? Do they cause cancer?

    There are many studies on amalgam fillings; however, while there is no finding that indicates they cause cancer, they are not used in many developed countries.

  • Do I have to change the black fillings in my mouth?

    They should be replaced when there is a fracture, darkening, chipping in the filling or caries beneath the filling.

  • Will I feel pain during and after the root canal therapy?

    Root canal therapy is a treatment method that requires some level of devotion both from the patient and the doctor. The duty of the doctor is to make his/her patient feel as comfortable as possible and prevent any pain. Therefore, in instances where the doctor deems necessary, anesthesia is applied preoperatively on the tooth and surrounding tissue. As a result of the established numbness, patient feels no pain and treatment is completed rapidly.

  • What can be done if root canal therapy fails?

     Often, the problem is solved by a repeat canal therapy or if present, resolution of the mistake. Previous canal filling is removed; root canal is reshaped, cleaned, medicated, and filled. If that procedure does not help as well, a surgical method called as “root end resection” is applied. During this procedure, tooth root is reached and it is surgically cleaned along with the surrounding tissues and closed. In teeth with more than one root, infected root is removed. If surgery does not help, that tooth may be extracted.

  • Why do teeth become sensitive?

    Normally, enamel layer protects teeth from effects such as hot, cold, sour, and sweet. In cases where enamel is lost due to erosion, abrasion, or caries, sensitive dentin layer is exposed to outer effects. Since dentin contains nerve ends, one can feel those effects easily.

  • How can dental sensitivity be treated?

    In the early period, protective or desensitizing toothpastes available in the market can help. They should be used for a long period of time to obtain a conclusive result. If there is any erosion/abrasion/cavity, filling should be performed.

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